The trick is not to be blinded by the scar tissue that’s built up over our wounds. In other words, don’t ever allow yourself to become fully hardened. Somehow, no matter how many times life has smacked you down, you must retain the purity and innocence that you once had as a child.
Well, for one thing, once you become hardened it gets more difficult to open yourself up to learning new things – you become rigid in your thinking.
The other, perhaps more fundamental issue is this: It’s only by looking at the world with innocence that we really get to see it’s beauty.
So there’s that.