What of the
諺 Kotowaza#1 諺
(jishin, kaminari, kaji, oyaji)
Earthquakes, thunderbolts, fires, fathers
Editors note: Let's make this kotowaza untrue in our homes.
（mitsugo no tamashii, hyaku made)
The Spirit of a three year old lasts a hundred years.
Editors note: In too many of us this is not true. We lose our good childlike qualities too soon.
From Even Monkeys Fall From Trees, The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs, Compiled and Translated by David Galef.