Philosophical Questions Asked By Children All Over The World
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” Voltaire
In the past two years of my blog I have done Proust and Kant questions on travel and in life for the new year. This time, I collected philosophy questions from children on my travels and from the writing program I volunteer in. I didn’t answer them but they give me something to thing about for the new year.
How do you know if someone is really your friend?
What is imagination?
Is it possible to hold a fair race?
Can animals think?
Why do we cry?
What’s the difference between telling a lie and keeping a secret?
Is it ever ok to steal?
When did you start to think?
What does love mean?
Does my turtle know me?
What is the difference between intelligence and wisdom?
Why are we born?
Why are we here?
Why is there evil in the world?
If we all go to heaven, why did God put us here first?
Does the universe have an edge?
Do we have to be sad sometimes to be happy at other times?
If you had a different name would you be a different person?
Why am I me and not someone else?
How do you know life is not a dream?
Do we all have the same rights?
Why does time move slow when we are afraid and fast when we are on vacation?
Does God exist?
Who made God?
What does God do all day?
Who are God’s parents?
If God is everywhere, is he in my class?
Do you want peace and quiet?
What is my job in this world?
Where does time go when it is over?
What did it feel like on your last day of being a child?
Are we here for a reason?
Am I supposed to know this?
Happy New Year and Fly Safe