Whether you choose to accept it or not, there is a kid that lives inside of you. Because you reach a new age, what do you think, that the person you were before dies? No. Childhood brings about the first indications of identity. You are who you are, before you're aware of your race, religion, culture, anything. Your inner child is who you really are...its the purest form of your soul. This is why kids sometimes say things that may hurt ones feelings...its because they have no sense of judgement. Whatever they said is how they truly felt. Raw and uncut.