Learning from children

Floyd Robinson,Nasinu | Saturday, June 10, 2017

LISTENING to a conversation around the tanoa in Samabula earlier this week made me realise how much we take nature for granted.

Someone asked, "why is there so much emphasis on this big UN Ocean Conference?"

There were several responses generated, but all sounded so academic, if not crammed from internet sources and rather a little boring.

To our surprise, a primary school student who was doing his homework in the background shouted out aloud a response that caught our attention, "the oceans need us but we need them more".

Proudly, his dad announced "and that's my son".

We, adults, were all rather embarrassed and had to acknowledge this kid's intelligence, but disputed the claims by father that his son inherited this intelligence from him.

All in all, we do learn from children.

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