While we live in a sometimes ageist and youth-obsessed society, it’s important to note that not everything about youth is admirable. Young people often take excessive risks and lack the maturity and wisdom that comes with age experience. But there are aspects of youthfulness like playfulness, and humility that we can all aspire to at any age. This may have beenwhat Jesus was getting at when he called on his followers to “change and become like little children” or what Robert Fulghum meant when he wrote the famous, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
With 2014 upon us, this is a great time revisit our lives and remind ourselves to have a little fun. In no particular order, here are 50 ideas of things that you can do to promote a youthful outlook. Many of the ideas we’ve listed could involve a grandchild or child and could be potential inter-generational activities.
Please share your thoughts, or add to our list in the comments section below.