Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Recovery Time

Infants have remarkable recovery time.

One minute they are crying. The next minute something catches their eye and they start smiling – or the other way round !

Then they grow up and start throwing tantrums. Now they cry or sulk not just because they are hurt this moment, but because they were hurt an hour ago and are upset about it even though they’ve healed. The memory of a bad thing stays with them longer and upsets them. Their recovery time goes up.

As adults we seem to have very long recovery times. We have something bad happen to us, and then it goes away. But we sulk and groan about it for days, we mop around remembering the unpleasantness even though it is over. Somehow the older we get the worse we become at bouncing back.

Wouldn’t it be great if we had the recovery time of infants.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:14 AM

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