21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
We used to have a little girl at my preschool who was this absolute free spirit. She had a million pieces of clothing with The Little Mermaid and she would wear at least one piece every day. She never matched. She was a friend to everyone and never had a bad word to say to anyone. She marched to the beat of her own drum. And other teachers at my center thought she was a little loopy and weird. I think she was just plain awesome. (I keep talking about her in past tense, but she’s fine. She’s just in kindergarten now!)
To answer your question, a joyful simpleton. Maybe this girl wasn’t the smartest child we had but she has the most amazing spirit about her. Absolute light and joy and happiness. If we could all be more like her, this world would be a better place.
Nature and nurture. Part of it is my past experiences, part of it is what my parents have taught me, some of it is my own morals and values that I’ve learned on my own. It makes me unique and unlike anybody else I’ll ever encounter. And I’m trying to accept that.