Grown-ups have so much to learn from kids and this week’s girl hero Adora Svitak was determined to make sure they knew it!
Adora began writing stories at the age of four and has been using her words ever since to help make the world a better place.
At 11 her first book, Flying Fingers, a collection of short stories, was published.
At 13 she gave a TED talk. A TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talk is a presentation and video by someone with a great idea that can shared all over the world). Adora’s talk was called ‘What Adults Can Learn from Kids’ where spoke the need for ‘grown-ups to be willing to learn from children.
Adora says that kids have so much to offer because they are full of hopeful thinking’, they still ‘believe in possibilities ans still dream about perfection.’
In order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first.
And kids, she argued, are good at dreaming, they are good at not being limited – adults can learn a lot from kids!
Listen and learn from kids and trust and expect more from them.
Watch the speech here:
The speech was watched over 3.3 million views on TED.com alone, and has been translated into over 40 different languages.
Since then Adora has spoken on many topics including reading and writing, youth empowerment and how to change education for the better.
She is yet another shining example of how you shouldn’t let your age hold you back from telling the world what you think – we need to hear from you!