I Love The Sound Of Happiness

I live around many kids.

Some people find children annoying. They’re too loud and rambunctious.

I love the sound of kids playing. It’s the sound of happiness. They get so much delight out of a box, for instance. They can transform it into a hide-out or a cubby hole or a fort or almost anything of their imagination.

I’m suffering from high anxiety these days as I launch my business (Alexander90210l.com) but it never ceases to make me feel happy to hear children playing.

I often wake up to the sound of children screaming as they chase each other.

No matter what time the adult go to bed, it seems to me that the kids I know are always up by 8 a.m. at the latest, usually earlier.

Let them stay up to midnight on occasions like last night, and they’re thrilled. It’s a grand adventure.

On the other hand, seeing a lonely child is just heart rending. Sometimes kids are cruel and they’ll exclude the socially uncoordinated kid. That was often me. I know the pain of exclusion and I empathize with the poor kid going it alone. I know what it is like to be uncool.

I reacted by retreating into a fantasy world where I was an amazing man who ruled the world. Grandiosity is my defense against shame.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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