Monday, January 19, 2015

Not too Young

Someone once suggested to me that when approaching a subject I knew very little about, I might start with a text meant for a high school student.  Neil deGrasse Tyson was recently asked the big question "What is the meaning of life?"  The question came from a six year old.

He answered this way.  "I think people ask that question on the assumption that meaning is something you can look for and "Oh, I found it!"  " . . . maybe meaning in life is something you create, that you manufacture for yourself and others."  "Have I learned something today that I didn't know yesterday?"

I hope that answer helped the first grader.  It was certainly good enough for me.

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