Toddlers are masters at getting what they want.
Their unwavering focus on their own needs, regardless of how embarrassing or inconvenient it is to others, helps ensure they get the attention and care they need.
As they age, they become more aware of their surroundings and the societal norms expected of them until they eventually learn to control their urges and impulses.
By the time we grow into adults, we’ve often become so good at intellectualizing, rationalizing, and justifying behaving the way society expects us to that we’ve forgotten to look inwards to figure out what we actually want.
To get better at asking for what we want, we first need to figure out what we really want.
Reconnecting with our inner child is the first step.
Ht: Conversations with Seif Belhani