I'm definitely in agreement. .I love to "play" and I do talk about where it hurts, and don't hide scars. I love being out in the rain, love trees and the ocean. I love being silly with friends. The only difference though..and I *don't* want to be a downer, but after a while, even though now I'm old enough to not worry much what people think of me, and I'm not self- conscious and afraid of people's judgement or rejection,like when I was a teenager and young woman. However! I'm *not* young, I'm not new to life, and my energy isn't high, and I have physical pain a lot. No child should ever have pain and low energy, and it stinks that some do. :-(
The truth is though, that most healthy enough kids have both energy and curiosity! We adults no longer have that natural zest and verve ..*thats* the big reason we don't act like children anymore.