Kids are adorable, innocent, silly, and have no filter. It may sound like they’re just saying whatever comes to mind, but if you’re willing to join us in digging deeper into their statements, you could actually learn quite a lot.
Next time you catch yourself agreeing with the group for the sake of fitting in, keep this pint-sized renegade in mind. While Miller and his teammates were patting themselves on the back for his performance as Hurricane Harry, this kid had the guts to admit that it was a bit terrifying. What’s that, you say? You guess a grown man dressed as a baby, smashing a model town is kind of frightening? Well, you can thank this little girl for showing you the light.
Everyone wants to sugarcoat things these days. You didn’t like a movie, so what do you do? You mention what you did like, “Oh, I thought the cinematography was great…,” and then you turn up the car radio and start singing along so your friend can’t ask you any more questions. Well, this tiny truth-teller is too young to drive a car, so you’ll be getting none of that gentle courtesy from her. Sure, the Blue Team was energetic and their presentation had a lot of good information in it, but did they meet their objective of educating a bunch of kindergarteners? HELL NO. And why not? Because. They. Were. Boring.
We’re living in a very cynical time. People are endlessly bleak and negative, but this kid’s spirit will not be broken. You know what’s a good thing to do when you like something? Admit that you like it. None of this, “will my peers/co-workers/Wall Street be okay with it?” stuff. Wear your heart on your sleeve! Be true to yourself and the things that matter to you: you know, like when Terry was turning around.
When asked if tornadoes are shaped like squares or funnels, this junior member of the avant-garde responded, “banana!” We’re told time and time again to “think outside the box,” but do any of us really take it to heart? He does! Show him a box and he says, “Banana!” A heart? “Banana!” Einstein? “BANANA!” Sure, “banana,” was most of what he said–and we’re aware that it may just be a reference to one of the most popular catchphrases from the Despicable Me/Minions movies–but we’re going to have faith and think that we might be in the presence of a budding genius…or as he might say, banana.
Even after being told by the Red Team that tornadoes make a sound like a train, these pre-tween rebels maintain that they sound like a bus. Knowing the dangers of propaganda, groupthink, and believing everything they hear and read, they’re not content to regurgitate the LIE** they’ve been sold by the Red Team, and you shouldn’t be either. Wake up, SHEEPLE!
**Okay, the Red Team wasn’t lying, but we still maintain that some skepticism can be beneficial.