We strolled through the book store this evening and en route to the children's section, we passed through the philosophy section. A book cover caught Lucas' attention. It was called "The Big Questions" or something like that. I think he picked it up because the cover was black and somewhat menacing.
He picked it up and asked what it was about. I took this as a sign that maybe I could get some answers to life's biggest questions from my 4 11/12 year old. So I rattled off some of the questions on the inside flap of the book:
Me: What is love?
Lucas: It's when you like someone very very very much.
Me: How can people best adapt to change?
Lucas: If you find some coins, just leave them there because they belong to someone else. (Obviously he thought the question was about THAT kind of change.)
Me: Why is it so hard to achieve peace?
Lucas: Because some people don't act nice to other people.
If you want answers to any profound questions about life, just ask Lucas.