Kids show us the most raw
things in our culture. They pick up our obsessions
while understanding neither of them. They establish pecking order
s among each other, form into knots, follow the examples that they see in older people
, too young
to not say the things they're not supposed to say and not see the things they're not supposed to see. A child does everything for the sheer enjoyment of it, and most of them do it for personal gain
alone, having not learned altruism
yet -- and we call it cute.
Having said that, I love kids, at least the pure ones, the ones that society hasn't bogged down with all its shit, which is to say, anyone under the age of five, when the pressures of school and television begin to influence them. I have two little cousins that are the cutest things in the world, and I make faces at babies i see everywhere -- I've gotten children to stop crying in stores just through surreptitious goofy looks.
Yeah, i guess Kids are Cool.