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Learning from a child’s innocence and pureness: 3 things ‘Mini Ms. U,’ Annika, has taught us

Once upon a time, we tell stories to children so they can draw inspiration from them. It is the other way around this time.

Annika Co, 7, is a contestant from It’s Showtime’s, “Mini Ms. U,” segment who captured the hearts of everyone during her impromptu acting scene with Vice Ganda about two best friends who will be performing a duet on stage. Here are three important things that we can glean from this young kid:

See the ‘good’

It is frightening to be out there in the world, let alone be surrounded by different, unfamiliar people. It will be natural to worry how others will think you. Others will like you, others will not. But instead of focusing on the negative side of things, always see the good. Divert your attention to the positive side of things. When you do this, slowly, all your worries will be gone and you will be motivated to continue moving forward.

“Who cares if the others don’t like you?
I like you and everybody else does.
What matters is somebody still likes you.
If some people don’t like you, then it’s fine.
What’s important is someone still likes you.”
– Annika


What matters is you

There are over seven billion people in the world. You will continuously work on to be the very best. But does being the best mean you will be the only one who is best? Others can be the best and you can too. People will like you or hate regardless of anything. So, what matters the most is you — you just have to work on yourself to be the best version of you.

“You shouldn’t be worrying about if you’ll be the best in the world.
You have to be the best version of yourself.”
– Annika


Parenting 101

But aside from what we take away from what Annika said, this circumstance also points out the crucial role that parents play in a child’s development. Annika could not have said those words if it were not for her parents who instilled such beautiful values. The young girl must have been growing up in a home where not only the good things were recognized, but fears and failures were also accepted.

It is not every day we learn from a child’s innocence and pureness. But when we do, may we take those things to heart and reflect it to how view life. To quote a tweet from Anne Curtis, “Imagine if we were all like this. No hatred or harmful words would exist.”

Watch the full segment here.


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