This idea is a play on the old schoolyard threat of "My old man can whip your old man!", but with a twist. A few years back there was a lot of buzz about how we all have an "Inner Child". I like that idea, and it seems to explain a lot.
Here is your homework assignment: Go do something nice for your Inner Child today. Then go do something nice for someone else's Inner Child. Have fun, you'll thank me later.