Keen to follow advice

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A little girl was keen to show me her ballet costume. She entered the lounge and did some twirls. It was a charmingly sweet display of enthusiasm.

Meanwhile, her older brother found a couple of tin cans and some wooden objects. He started performing a cacophonous drum tattoo which was clearly at odds with his sister’s turn.

I asked the brother why he was making such a racket and he was refreshingly candid in his reply: “My sister is wearing her ballet clothes and dancing, so I wanted to be heard as well”.

“Why don’t you let her have her moment, then you can have yours afterwards?” I asked him. He paused for thought, but had nothing to say.

Would it be great if adults (me included) could wholeheartedly follow the advice I gave him?