We all go through various stages in our journey to adulthood. Not just physically, but we learn a number of skills needed for our survival, and pick up on social cues. Here is a poem depicting how, even as youths, we start to hone our talents and show our greatness.
The spectacle of youth
I loved the children of the lion
When their manes were beginning to grow,
Simulating the ancient heroes.
I knew the greatness of their future
When they leapt on the tender necks of antelopes
Which so long prided themselves on their fleetness.
I praised the skillfulness of their power,
Knowing how soon they will be killing buffaloes.
- Mazisi Kunene