*Talkin’ about wisdom coming from the mouths of babes. If you haven’t checked out “The Meaning of Life, explained by 3rd graders,” video, have I got a gift for you!
Narrated by a 6-year-old girl with obvious swagger, she says , “You gotta do what feels right in your heart … A great man or woman will never fit in because they stand out,” she delivers the true meaning of life message with all the inflections and innuendos of an elder…an ancient, white-haired, leather-skinned elder.
You’re mouth is sure to drop open on several times as you listen to the sweet little girl’s voice. She starts off by asking you to “Imagine yourself, 90 years old, on a porch in a rocking chair, looking back on your life. You got that image?” she asks. “Good! Now let me tell you studies show that the biggest regret from elderly people on their death bed is not what they did, its what they didn’t do.”
In this 4-minute, 43 second stop-motion animated film, the young narrator cites scientific findings on the things people regret, and how you should take control of your life so that you won’t be one of them.
“If greatness was easy, you would see a lot of successful people, a lot of great people — astronauts, professional athletes or superheroes,” she says. “But you don’t — you see a lot of people with big mouths making excuses on Facebook trying to get ‘likes,’ but they don’t even like themselves.”
You can practically see her shaking her little finger as she states, “You don’t gotta be great to get started, but you gotta get started to be great.”
It’s amazing. Take a listen below!