I hope that awful Disney song doesn’t get stuck in my head.
What I was thinking about was my aunt and my daughter. Their worlds are very small.
I’m not saying my daughter is not imaginative. In her head, her world is wide open; the possibilities are endless. My aunt – well, I can’t say what goes on in her mind.
But I do know in real life their focus is very narrow. ” I want it now.” “I need you to do this now.” “It has to be now.” “I want…” Sometimes they say “I need…” but no one needs the things they ask for NOW.
They are not focused on ‘now’ as some kind of mindfulness exercise. The are focused on ‘now’ because there is no understanding that there are other considerations – planning ahead, appointments, responsibilities, work, money. They can only focus on what they want NOW. Completely self-focused – like a toddler. Their worlds are very small.