When I was a kid we had no rules. When we played games we made the rules up along the way. We were creative, imaginative and had lots of fun. We also had a fight here or there and ended up not talking to someone ever again.
Then I grew up and entered the world of “The Workplace.” Full of rules, policies and procedures, it seemed that creativity and imagination lost their place.
So when I am out and about and see parents interfering in a childhood game, by imposing their rules and not letting kids be creative, get imaginative and argue a bit, I get worried. Please don’t take their imagination away. Their turn will be coming.
But just in case the parents keep imposing their rules there is hope……..Some organizations recognize that allowing people to be creative and to play is still a good thing. It is how new products, ideas, and customer experiences come to life.
I can only hope that these kids who are being “procedured” through life have an opportunity to gain back their childhood at one of those organizations.