What Adults Can Learn from Babies

Babies laugh more than 300 times a day, while adults laugh less than 20 times a day. That’s because babies’ brains process information differently than adults’ brains.

Adult brains focus on what we have learned to be most important to us, allowing for only a limited view of life. As a result, adults can neglect possibilities and perceptions that could empower us to live more happily. Adults can also lack creativity and problem-solving skills, and can be less open to adjusting to new opportunities.

A baby’s brain, on the other hand, is more open to improvising new and unusual responses to situations. Babies are also better able to notice beauty and experience delight, hence the extra laughter.

Adults can try to tap into a baby’s mindset by meditating.

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