A Pineapple and a Little Perspective

Loved this 3-minute commercial and you may, too. Not that I quite understand what it’s for, but it’s a good reminder that Free-Range Kids is the norm in a whole lot of the world:

6 Responses to A Pineapple and a Little Perspective

  1. MichaelF February 17, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    I believe its Thai, the language sure looks like it and the use the Baht there.

    The lessons were good, so it looks like Free Range is everywhere, but not everyone calls it the same thing.

    I’d love to learn how to but pineapple like that though, it looks cool!

  2. Eric February 17, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    AIS is a cellular provider here in Thailand. The idea of free-range kids is still alive and well over here.

  3. SJH February 18, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    This represents literally everything I think, not only about Free Range but also about education and “real life”! 🙂

  4. gpo February 18, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

    I think at the end of the video sums up parenting. “Someday when I’m not around, I know that she will be just fine.”

    We will never be with our children all the time. We will never be able to do everything for them all the time. We will never be able to check all the homework all the time. We will never be able to tell them what they need to be doing all the time. One day they will leave our side and our job is to prepare them to be on their own. And while that may be sad it is the single most important job we have as parents.

  5. Kori February 18, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

    I just showed this to my husband, who is Thai, and he just said, “That was me.”

    We often talk about his life as a child – the good and the bad. Lots of extended family in town and also lots of freedom to make mistakes and learn from them. He is now one of the most resourceful and innovative people I know and has total confidence that he can figure out how to fix pretty much anything, which I noticed was common among Thai people in general. I hope our children will also cultivate these qualities as they grow older.

  6. Emily February 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    That’s a great commercial (whatever it’s for), and it’s also made me really want to try frozen pineapple on a stick.