Do you think childhood is the happiest time of your life?

childhood - best moments
Mauritius
August 23, 2010 7:01am CST
I think it is, when your a child you do not worry about anything except your homework and people around you all look kind and accessible, and you are always the one that they care about so much, more important they will forgive you even if you did something wrong, all these principles mentioned above are no longer working when you grew up. right?
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@indahfth (11161)
• Indonesia
25 Aug 10
yes, when I was a kid, I do not have to worry about anything. I can express all that is in me. I do not need to hide something. I feel not having something heavy to think about. I really want to go back to my childhood.
• India
24 Aug 10
When we observe your total life time i can say that childhood is the happiest time of our lives, because that is the time where a most of the children do have a responsibility of earning money and doing a responsible duties in time and taking risks etc. during our childhood, if we want money we can get that from our parents and if you want to go some where you can simply bunk your school and can go any where for any time with a single leave letter, if we want to enjoy with our friends, you can because they are free and can be with you for any time as they are not working. Any way we also face some problems in our childhood which are considered as very big problems at those times, they are going to school daily, writting home work, writting exams, this was a very big problem for me during my childhood.
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 10
I think that childhood can be a very happy period in your life but it all depends on the family and their values for bringing up their child. There are a multitude of families that have problems and they are known as dysfunctional families! My childhood years were not too bad I have to admit that but there were still some serious problems in our family. It's very nice if you can be happy in your childhood years, receive all those presents at Christmas and birthdays; enjoying all those hugs and family get togethers! Well, some children go through abuse and this can be traumatic for them. I guess when this happens to them their lives are changed forever and they are never the same, the laughter and happiness quickly disappears into thin air! Andrew
@nancy0618 (477)
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
yes i think it is, when you are a child you have no problems, you just eat and sleep, you will not having to worry on to much.
• Bangladesh
24 Aug 10
Yeah...no doubt. I think and do believe that my childhood is the best time of my life though I wasn't grew up like a normal child. I was alone and introvert. But there was no worry, no tension, no frustrations, no regrets. life was so simple like a straight line. But now each and every time I have to think what's gonna happen next, how can I compete my tasks, how be secure my future, who would be my life partner, would I be happy or not, blah blah blah....! Sometimes I feel I did lots of mistakes in my teen ages that has changed my life. I always feel regret....and go back to my childhood in my imagination. how beautiful it was...so innocent....
@lfloresca (116)
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
Every now and then, I catch myself when I am about utter to my younger friends this line that annoys me most when I was a child, What I have to worry about? I don't have to think about work or demanding bosses or making ends meet. It should be the happiest time of my life.
• India
24 Aug 10
In some ways, yes. Childhood is the best time coz we can really afford to be carefree in those days. For one, we don’t understand the complexities of the adult world, we can make as many mistakes, we don’t need to worry about what’s being laid on the table, we don’t need to go to work…just be ourselves and enjoy life. however, to many people childhood is not happy coz they carry a lot of negative memories due to circumstances beyond their control.
@youless (112103)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Aug 10
When I was a child, I wanted to grow up because sometimes we had to do something we didn't like when we were children. We had to obey to our parents and the elders most of the time. Now I grow up and I can depend on myself, I miss my childhood. You are right, childhood shall be my happiest time in my life. At least at that time I didn't have to worry about so many things like today. I love China
@paula27661 (15811)
• Australia
24 Aug 10
For me those principles did not apply while I was growing up because I didn’t have the best childhood due to a rather dysfunctional and emotionally abusive upbringing. I can see how much my daughter enjoys being a kid though and I want these childhood days to last as long as possible for her. She has no big responsibility and aside from homework and the odd light chore all she has to think about is what toy or game to play next!
@Lore2009 (7378)
• United States
24 Aug 10
For me, childhood was a lot funner, but now I am a lot wiser. But I don't know which is happier... maybe later in the future, I will know.
@sender621 (14894)
• United States
24 Aug 10
I think i look back on my childhood as the happiest time of my life. This was a time when the future seemed the brightest. There were no worries or responsibilities of the world to conquer. Sometimes I would like to have these times back.
@keshia2007r (2880)
• United States
24 Aug 10
i agree! childhood was the best time of my life. i was so care free, didnt have a worry in the world. even thought i was young in the mind and young in the world life was so much easier. good days. those days made me who i am today, and i would not change one thing! great topic!
@oplopez81 (158)
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
Have you ever thought that when you were a child you wanted to become an adult or at least treated just like one? But when you are an adult you wanted to be young again? Funny but I think this is true. :-))
• India
24 Aug 10
No1 i don't think so that childhood is the happiest time of my life. The happiness you get when you grow cannot be attained in childhood and vice-versa. In childhood the life we live is carefree and tension free. A person should enjoy all the stages of life. What do you think?
@meemingNEW (2226)
• Philippines
23 Aug 10
For me, childhood is not the happiest time of my life not because I wasn't able to play, dance and do kiddy stuffs but rather, I just didn't value how happy I was when I was a child. Probably because I am a child that time and I don't have the maturity yet to appreciate little things. That is why the happiest time of my life would be early teens. Those are the times and things during that stage in my life back in middle school then high school. I don't feel happy and free as a bird all the time but I just love that whole experience. Like falling in love the first time and getting your heart broken. Developing close friendships. Those are the things that I appreciate the most that no matter how much pain it caused, I still considered it the happiest time of my life because I don't have to deal with adult problems that time and was mature enough to recall, reminisce, appreciate and love. :)
@daliaj (5674)
• India
23 Aug 10
Life is a mixture of happy and sad incidents in life. I won't say that childhood was the happiest time of my life. It was a mixture of good and bad moments and I miss the nice moments of my childhood. I can never go back to that time. I miss the time being with my grand parents listening to their stories and helping them with house work. I can never become that little girl again.
@jaiho2009 (39142)
• Philippines
23 Aug 10
yes,i agree. Becoz it is the time when we don't care for anything. All we had in mind is to play with our friends,eat when we are hungry and free from all the burdens and problems that we are facing right now. Childhood life is one of the most happiest part in our lives,we are free as a bird.
@shia88 (4571)
• Malaysia
23 Aug 10
Hi, I definitely miss my childhood alot. That was the greatest moments I have in my life.No burden,no sadness and all day are full of happiness. I was grateful to be born in this family..I have a caring parents always at my side and I have 3 nice siblings with me. We have a close relationship with each other. My childhood is full of fun....playing, eating,schooling. NO stress unless during exam time,or else, I will have lot of fun in my childhood. Now, I have grown up and I am already a mother. My childhood was my past and it won't be back.I just hope my son will enjoy his childhood and he will always remember how good and enjoyable is his childhood. Not to forget, I always snap some pictures of my son every month..to keep as memories.
@chm001 (206)
• India
23 Aug 10
Yes definatly. Childhood time is the best time in my life. On that time i just enjoy all the day. But in this day i lives in very pressure condition for my job purpose. In childhood I travelling many place of India. But tis day i have no time to go for any long tour.So chidhood is the happiest time in my life...........
@buimai (46)
• Vietnam
23 Aug 10
I don't think that. People, who love you ,always take care and forgive you anytime . But when you grow up, they will have other ways to show their love. So you can live your life right age stages. You are also it is. You grow up and get stronger , you should have stronger ways to protect the people around you. Don't be a child forever while they get either older or weaker. God bless you!