A Childhood Memoir

A Beautiful Passage Of Life

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To recollect our childhood times is a little difficult because it is more complicated to answer than one would think. Some memories are happy, and some are sad, upsetting, or maybe frightening. Some say childhood is the happiest time of life because children are free of responsibility. They are given the freedom to explore anything and everything of their curiosity. They can think and do as they please because they do not understand the effect that words have on others. So how to start a journey of our early life is thinkable. It is not clear how accurate childhood memories are. Many of them are incomplete and have been influenced by others, viewing photographs, etc. An individual can remember childhood as better or worse than it really was. Though adults’ daily life is full of responsibility, stress, and limitations, in my opinion, I think adulthood is the happiest time of life because adults take advantage of the knowledge and experience they have gained.

Is it true that the key to happiness for children really rests in playing simple activities with friends and not the obsession with the latest trendy electronic toy? Yes, research indicates that it is true. Recent research suggests that the impression of having had a happy childhood is associated with greater social connectedness, enhanced sense of self, and healthy behaviors.

It was the age of experimentation and exploration. Most every kid remembers draping blankets across the furniture to create forts and castles in various rooms of the house. These spaces became secret areas away from peering adults where we could play and giggle in private. When we were growing up, there was probably no feeling as good as the freedom to spend an entire day outside wandering and exploring the neighborhood. It is not surprising that many fond childhood memories involve sun, sand, and surf — and probably a sunburn too. The summers seemed to last forever when we were younger.

For whatever reason, children often like to collect things. We may have collected toy cars, dolls, rocks, bugs, flowers, a particular kind of animal, coins, stamps, or other things. Traditions take the forefront during the holidays. We all have enjoyed baking cookies, a special family dinner, gift traditions, singing, dancing, music, games, and more. There’s always something to be remembered. There’s a reason Hide and Seek has been around since the beginning of time. It’s fun to hide and to be found, and it’s fun to seek. It’s also fun if you discover a hiding spot where no one finds you. And the sweet sounds of summer… the birds singing, splashing in the water, children playing, and the ice cream truck!!! How can we forget the sound of the ice cream truck coming down our street and the scramble to find money… and quick, someone get out there so the truck doesn’t pass us by. When one spends a large amount of time with anyone, he/she is bound to get into a few fights — especially children trying to jockey for position within a family and with each other.

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Childhood memories shape our personality and future. They remind us of the good times and help us get by on tough days. Moreover, they remind us of past experiences and mistakes which help us improve ourselves. Thus, our childhood memories are very dear to us and make us smile when we feel low.




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