The Cycle of Importance

I learn as much from kids as I do anyone. Their ability to simplify complex issues, ideas and problems is astounding to me. Too often as adults, or at least this one (me), we tend to overcomplicate matters.

Here’s an example.

I was driving with my kids in the car last week. My seven-year old told me he was thinking and wanted to tell me about an idea he had. Of course, I was intrigued and said, go for it.

Here it is, philosophies from a seven-year-old:

The Cycle of Importance

What’s more important than nothing? Something.
What’s more important than something? Anything.
What’s more important than anything? Everything.
What’s more important than everything? God.
What’s more important than God? Nothing.
And it goes on and on and on…


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