Adults and children are asked a simple question but the difference in how adults and children answer the same question is eye opening. The question is:
„If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?”
And although the question is the same for both parties, the answers are strikingly different.
Jubilee Project puts in front of the camera 50 people of all ages and asks them the same exact question, no matter the age or the sex of the person interviewed.
Children believe they could improve their bodies by adding more features to them, making them more powerful or more fun. A girl believes she is perfect other than the fact that she doesn’t have a mermaid tail. One kid wishes he could have the legs of a cheetah so he could run faster. Another boy wishes he could have a shark mouth so he could eat a lot of things. Teleportation is what another girl would like to possess. A girl wishes she could have wings so she could fly and one of the girls thinks there is nothing that she could change.
Adults on the other hand are responding by telling how much they would like to change their physical flaws and how they are insecure about their appearance. They even say how in the past, as children, their flaws were making them targets to name-calling and other kids being mean to them. A woman believes her forehead is too big and wishes she could change that. Another woman wishes she had bigger eyes and a man believes his ears are too big and that because of them he was made fun of in his childhood. Out of the adults, an elderly woman says she loves her white hair and believes that she would stop being herself is she would begin to change the way she looks.
A girl wishes she could have pointy ears. What would an adult with pointy ears respond to the question? What would any adult respond to the question if they were to get what children wish for?
As adults are more interested in their physical appearance, children have not yet forgotten how to fantasize and have fun.