Definition of Sad

My nephew Neel is five and a half years. He is quite keen on drawing and painting. He recently sketched a face and called it ‘Sad’. My father who was observing his drawing quizzed him to find out what he meant. Neel was quick to answer:

“See it is like this: if I want two chocolates but you give me only one then how will I feel? That is SAD.”

Needless to say that my father was stumped. And I loved the simplicity of Neel’s thinking ­čÖé

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