''Wisdom of the Ages
A child approaches her grandfather. ''Grandpa'' the child says. ''I'd like to talk to you about something.'' ''Sure'' the grandparent replies. ''What's on your mind, Alice?'' ''You see'' she continues. ''I've noticed adults are strange.'' ''Strange how?'' the grandpa smiles. ''They're just like children...'' Alice hesitates. ''Ah!'' the grandfather snaps his fingers. ''Let me guess. They manipulate and show childish emotions?'' ''Yeah'' the girl nods vigorously. ''They play games just like children, maybe a little less, like, visible?'' The grandfather stops trimming the hedges, turns around and looks at his granddaughter. He then smiles and says, ''Adults are just like children, except more is at stake. They experience all emotions children do, perhaps they're a little more refined here and there, because they wouldn't survive in an adult environment otherwise. But, deep down, they're no different from you, Alice.'' ''So'' the child pauses. ''Like, not everything they say makes sense?'' ''Of course not!'' the man bursts into laughter. ''They're not oracles if that's what you think!'' ''So when should I listen to them?'' Alice continues. ''Listen to all and make up your own mind'' the grandpa smiles. ''Remember, they're mere mortals, you can't expect them to be perfect. Just because some system tells them they're adults, it doesn't mean they truly are. In fact, you can be more mature than they are!''
the grandpa smiles and resumes trimming the hedges.''Thanks. ''That's the one!'' ''Alice'' the man leans towards her.what's the word?'' ''Eloquently?'' the grandfather replies facetiously. really. ''Yes!'' the child snaps her fingers. that one''.
. grandpa'' the child grins. it can lead to paralysis!'' ''I'll remember that!'' the child replies and walks away.. ''Life seems complicated but it's bloody simple.. Just don't over-analyze stuff. ''My parents would've never explained this to me so. ''Smart lot.