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This time it has happened in Thailand, but it could happen in any corner of the planet. Even next to your house, in your peaceful neighborhood. Any 'forbidden', 'strange', 'dangerous' place is a temptation for a child. Or do you not remember when you tried to escape from the eyes of your parents as a child and evade their warnings to investigate the surroundings of your summer resort?
The story we tell you is real, and it could have ended with a tragic ending. Fortunately, dangerous childhood adventures don't always end badly.
It is clear that children do not see the danger. The recklessness is part of its manual of use constantly. Hence, they end up writing down numerous dangerous childhood adventures in their diary.
This is the story of a Thai soccer team, made up of 12 children between 11 and 16 years old, and their coach, 25 years old. They decided to live an exciting adventure investigating the labyrinth of a beautiful and mysterious cave, the longest in Thailand, with a total of 10 kilometers of narrow passages. The children took it as a game, sure, but the game turned out to be a real nightmare. The rains made the only entrance and exit of the cave completely buried, and the cave partially flooded. The children could not go out, or ask for help. They were trapped.
After about 10 days, some divers who participated in the children's rescue team in the area, entered the cave and found the children with their trainer. They had survived thanks to the rainwater, but they had no light or food. Upon seeing the divers, they asked them, totally disoriented:
- 'What day is today?' - And they added: - 'We are hungry'
These are the first images (from the Univisión network) of the rescue of the children trapped in the cave. Since then, the rescue team at least He managed to get them food, light and medical supplies. But they couldn't get out. The options?
- Teach the children to dive to get out of the flooded cave.
- Try to drain water and remove all the mud from the entrance. This would take several months.
The children will at least be able to tell this adventure to their children and later, to their grandchildren, and of course, they will learn a wise lesson that will accompany you throughout your life: in front of the exciting voice that guides you towards danger to discover what mystery is hidden there ... remember the other voice that constantly remembers a word, prudence.
The prohibition, the inaccessible places, the abandoned houses ... what child can stay on the sidelines and do not be tempted to investigate? Curiosity has the same power of attraction as that of a magnet, and even more so when you are a child. Walking along the train tracks, visiting semi-collapsed houses, climbing unreachable pipes and even climbing the roof of houses ... Who has not been involved as a child in one of these dangerous adventures? This is why so many children are drawn to danger:
- Curiosity: the children are learning. It is the first time they have seen what a tide, a sunset, a shooting star is like. Their learning is based on discoveries, one after another. In reality children are compulsive discoverers. They feel a real need to discover, motivated by a healthy and positive curiosity.
- They do not know the risk: they have not yet assimilated that cause-effect nor are they capable of measuring risk. Faced with what they do not know, they are not able to intuit what is dangerous and what is not.
- The attraction of the forbidden: it is something that accompanies us throughout life. Who is not attracted to what they forbid? In a kind of defiance and defense of freedom, both children and adults feel a terrible curiosity to investigate what is 'forbidden'.
- It offers them autonomy: Many times, children feel 'older' trying risky activities, those to which only adults are allowed access. 'And why can't I'. Older children, or those who want to mature quickly, are especially tempted by anything that involves risk. The goal is to demonstrate and prove that they can achieve very complex goals on their own.
- An act of rebellion: children sometimes challenge adults by challenging them, with the intention of showing that they are capable of and victorious over dangerous adventures.
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