They say getting in touch with your inner child is the secret to healing. We are born somewhat innocent. However each year after we pass the age of accountability, the world gets ahold of us and we start to harden.
The “professionals” tell us to let go of our past. That would include letting go of loved ones and even the music we grew up with . If you are overly sentimental, then there is nothing wrong with these, if it keeps you sane. As long as it doesn’t distract us from the present.
All of that being said, my new method of getting in touch with my inner child is by watching all of the shows that I used to watch in the 80’s and 90’s. I find many of these shows on Hulu, or Amazon Prime with some even on Netflix.
Many of the shows I used to watch growing up crime dramas. This is why one of my first dream jobs was to be a detective. Then when I got into radio more, I wanted to be a disc jockey. Late on I wanted to combine the two and become an investigative journalist. Seeing how journalism is nothing more than organized gossip to serve a political agenda, I have “evolved” further in ways I won’t get in to in this post.
I also remember the TGIF lineup that we used to watch during most of the 90’s. Remember the lineup:
- Perfect Strangers. (1985-1993)
- Family Matters (1988-1997)
- Step by Step (1991-1997)
- Boy Meets World (1993-2000)
- Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper (1992-1997)
- Sabrina the teenage witch (1996-2003)
I literally recreated the lineup and watch it on Friday nights. Some of the crime dramas that used to come on Saturday night, I watch the same way.
Just some fun and creative ways to get in touch with your inner child. Smartphones don’t have to dumb us down if we can get creative with them.