Children are special little beings. While we see life in black, white and shades of grey, children see it in every colour of the rainbow. They aren’t cynical or jaded like we are. Instead, they see the best in everyone, their little hearts forgiving and accepting, traits very rare among grown-ups.
Children are impressionable, easily moulded into what we teach them to be. They are also great imitators, and hence it is imperative that we give them something worth imitating.
But most of all, little children are inherently good. They demand the best from everyone and themselves.
While we try to teach our children all about life, sometimes, our children teach us what life is all about. This social experiment was carried out to study how children react to the subject of violence against women. Young boys were asked to slap a girl in front of them.
And how these boys reacted will warm your hearts.
We do not aim to undermine or overlook violence against men. We also do not aim to study the ‘politically right or wrong reasons’ why young boys refuse to slap a ‘woman’. We only wish to highlight the intrinsic righteousness seen among little children.
“I am against violence,” said the little boy.
He was raised right.