Adults are amazing at respecting limits that don’t really exist.
And kids are amazing at disrespecting limits that do really exist.
Cries, tantrums, arguments, flattery, debate, negotiation. There’s no shame to their game.
They’ll use whatever they’ve got to see how a limit can be toppled, overturned and redesigned.
As we get older, though, and move along in life we adapt to the limits that the world throws back at us.
Conditioning, rules, beliefs — all of these boundaries become a part of the way we perceive the world and operate within it.
But as our habits and expectations become more and more entrenched, we start seeing limits where they don’t exist, eventually boxing ourselves into tighter and tighter spaces.