From The Mouths Of Babes And Saplings

A young student at WoodChips ElemenTree asks, “How is it possible to have a civil war?” From the mouths of saplings come woods of wisdom.

Isn’t it amazing the perception and truth that comes out of children’s mouths.  Haven’t we all experienced that many times in our lives?

Which reminds me of Art Linkletter, who made a successful living from the wisdom of children.  The most popular segment of his radio and television show House Party was called Kids Say The Darndest Things.  In this show he interviewed schoolchildren between the ages of five and ten.  The segment ran for 27 years and it is estimated that he interviewed 23,ooo children.

He must have picked up a great deal of wisdom from those interviews.  Art was a very successful investor.  How successful?  Well he was one of the early investors in the hoola hoop, if that gives you a clue.  He went on to become a significant philanthropist in his later years.

Maybe we could all learn a bit more from children.

The next time one is talking, give a listen.  They are the most honest reporters out there.

Have a nice day – J. Daniel

P.S. Art died not that long ago in 2010 at age 93.  Apparently longevity comes with hanging around the young at heart as well.

One Response to “From The Mouths Of Babes And Saplings”

  1. Robby says:

    Just caught-up with this WoodChip and thought it spot-on! Children some time have the clarity we’ve fuzzed with so much “information” in our heads.

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