Is multi-storied buildings affecting children's mind?
Toddlers and kids living in high multi-storied buildings may be having a different idea about their surroundings. And they may grow up with that idea till they get to know the nature and the natural way of life in a real way. Can we say that they are experiencing a surrealistic world till then?
Recently I had attended one of my friend's house warming function in Bangalore. She had purchased an apartment in the 30th floor. It is a huge big multi-storied apartment. When I was standing in the balcony the view was beautiful but a cute two and half year old kid came there and was looking down. The balcony was, no doubt, fully secured with grills. After some time, the child started telling her relatives that there are lot of ants moving down near the balcony. Every body was enjoying her cute words. Actually the road and the vehicles, people who were moving around etc seemed like ants to that child at such a height.
After that I was thinking that when we buy or go for rent to a multi-storied building at such height, we hardly come down because now everything can be got online or through home delivery. I specially feel that young kids staying in multi storied buildings will never have a view of or a natural way of contact with people. They will never know that it is road and not ants until they grow up a bit. I was confused whether staying in multi-storied building will change the way of children's thinking because we, at least in our childhood, had lot of fun outside the house itself. But now we hardly see children playing outside because of multi-storied buildings or many more reasons.
By all this, I think young kids are developing a different picture about the world in their mind.
What are your opinions?