Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Experience, which destroys innocence, also leads one back to it.
A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.