I’ve come to think about it; at times it may seem blatant— why it’s a fact, but indeed we were all children once... Children: then the innocent; but with time flew the pleasant gems of the past. I could no longer recall when ‘twas.
Yet somehow the distinction presents itself quite clearly. All are born without prejudices; they grow to learn them their own. If anything, sentiments are born merely from those around us, ‘til one day they can’t be unearned.
Thus I say, when men are born they are without character: a racist man is not born but is made; likewise, a gentleman is forged from the furnaces of virtue and integrity. Might there be some way we can just try—to be children again?
We were all children once… it seems we forget this; whence comes our innocence, is but a bygone fantasy.