Wisdom comes with age, but it doesn’t apply to some kids in Japan.

The pure innocence of children always brings a smile to our faces, teaching us valuable lessons in what it means to be human.

In order to stimulate good reading habits in kids, one particular Japanese children’s magazine has an interesting Q&A section, in which questions sent in get answered by actual elementary school children.

According to Japanese Twitter user @otabeshimai, one issue featured an adult asking for ways to be popular with women.

▼ Asking children for love advice? You’d better be prepared.
(Translation below)

Question: “I’m a 45-year-old single man who’s worried about finding a girlfriend and getting married! Please teach me how to be popular with women.”

Answer: “We’re not great with ladies so we can’t say anything, but people who are popular really annoy us. We also sometimes scream ‘People who live fulfilling lives are idiots.’ But even if we do that, we don’t become everyone’s favorite. In any case, we’ve heard of the seven K’s of becoming popular with women.

Being cool (kakkoi), not being dirty (kitanakunai), not smelling terrible (kusakunai), being clever (kashikoi), having a way with words (kuchi ga umai), being empathic (kuki yomeru), and not comparing to other people (kurabenai). At least that’s what we’ve heard. Even if it’s impossible, please do your best.

And you’re not trying to go for women in their twenties, since you’re 45, are you? You have to go after women in their forties, right? But if you find it difficult, why not just stay single? We think that it’s actually easier to live through life as a single in this current age.”

▼ Kids these days are sometimes more mature than we are.

Japanese netizens didn’t know whether to be impressed or shocked:

“Children are so frank and sensitive that it’s really astonishing.”
“These child writers are fantastic, but what gets me is a middle-aged guy asking such a creepy question.”
“What’s this? The advice is so spot on that I want to ask them some of my own too.”
“Is this really written by elementary school children?”
“This is published in a kids’ magazine? I’m sure it isn’t written by children.”

It’s hard to figure out whether the reply was indeed composed by elementary schoolers, but regardless of its authenticity, it did provide sound advice for a troubled 45-year-old man who might have been at his wit’s end.

Never underestimate little kids when it comes to love, as despite their tender age, they know exactly who the coolest boy in class is.

Source: Twitter/@otabeshimai via Hachima Kiko
Images: Pakutaso (1, 2)