Part of growing up involves learning how to curtail your imagination to conform to reality. But is this a good thing? According to child prodigy Adora Svitak, children’s dreams and imaginations aren’t limited by hard realities, and adults could benefit from an injection of this unfettered self-confidence and optimism. Many viewers will get a kick out of an overachieving child with flagrant self-assurance addressing a large executive audience, and some may be tempted to listen to Svitak’s oration with a patronizing ear. But getAbstract believes Svitak’s message holds much gravity: Dream big, expect big things and let the children lead the way.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why adults should consider childishness an attractive quality,
- What adults can learn from children about dreaming and imagining, and
- How adults can encourage children.
About the Speaker
Child prodigy Adora Svitak writes books, blogs, stories and poems. She is an advocate for literacy.