only among adults
Adults forget what it means to be small in the truest sense of the word. Reading to children books about Alice in Wonderland or Gulliver in the country of Lilliputians, we can imagine how the creatures feel, many times smaller than ourselves. But when we were children, we ourselves felt this fully.
As we grow older, our body and psyche develop simultaneously. Therefore, with the development of the psyche, we tend to forget the feeling of how to be small in the literal sense. It is amazing that we do not remember the most significant change that happens to us in life – the growth of our body. And it can be significant, especially in adolescence and youth.
Ever since primitive times, we subconsciously perceive superiority in size as a sign of strength. This is especially evident in young children: for them, size and seniority are equivalent concepts. They tend to believe that the higher you are, the older and stronger you are. If children from an early age understand the connection between growth and level of development, they feel confident and do not offend those who are younger or shorter. Continue reading