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, courage, creativity, our happyness are being lost while growing up.

We grow quantitatively, 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.

At the end of childhood nothing is left of ourselves.

Most people do not live a true life, but 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 at all, does not really build wealth, mentally or materially, does not build a life, a future worth living, just prolongues our existence.

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


November, 26th: Just stumbled upon 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