Why do we stop Living at the Age of 5?

This is what I try to explain to everybody. All our childhood dreams, our curiosity, our happyness are lost while growing up.

We just grow quantitatively, but not qualitatively any longer. All kindergarden, all schools, universities, and businesses steal from the small personalities we once have been before we arrived at them.

You may understand that in the end nothing is left of us.

Most wo/men do not live a real life, they just produce stuff for others, produce excel-cells, tables, and calculations, produce market shares and market leaders, produce consumption, produce waste.

Most people just accelerate the rat race they are in.

But just accelerating the rat race does not do any good, does not build wealth, mentally or materially, does not build a future worth living, but just prolongues our existence – and by having a look outside it does not even prolongue but shorten our existence.

All those millions and billions of great minds out there stopped dreaming, stopped imagining, stopped creating, innovating, inventing at the age of 5 or 7.


November, 26th: Just found that quote:
“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.

Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc.

Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.’” – Hugh MacLeod