My father asked for a Lego set for Christmas. I thought this was a really strange request for a middle-aged man like himself. He mentioned how much he loved playing with Legos as a child, but I thought it was just that, a childhood toy.
Little did I know that it had an integral impact on who he is as a man today. My father is a creative, innovative man who thinks out of the box. It is no surprise that he excels in artistic, hands-on projects.
As a child, Legos helped my father feed into his imagination, sort of turning that imagination into reality. Why do we lose that sense of imagination as we grow older?
After seeing my father open his Lego set with a huge grin on his face, it made realize how important it is to reconnect with your childhood self. For me it's looking at the '90s Are All That reruns on TeenNick, but for my father it's playing with Legos.
Turns out my dad isn't the only middle-aged man who loves playing with Legos. Even Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, enjoys playing with them.