Thursday, November 15, 2007

Insight From The Mouth Of A Seven Year Old

Sitting at the dinner table a couple of nights ago and Yu-Jin piped up with, "Dad, I've got some good news and some bad news. Which do you want to hear first?"
Thinking that it was about something that he'd gotten up to at school that day I said, "Give me the bad news first." I've always had a thing for eating the food I didn't like first and finishing with the tastiest.
"The bad news is that people are dying."
Miky and I looked at each other with a bit of disbelief.
"The good news is that the people dying aren't wasting any water or resources."
More disbelief on our faces. Almost total by this stage.

What do we have here? An economist? A realist? A left-wing political activist? I thought that was pretty insightful but still something strange for the brain of a seven year old to come up with. Not that I'm going to discourage his thoughts however. I find some things very interesting.

I blame the school. Obviously somebody has highlighted the water shortage we face globally and started some discussion. Healthy subject to talk about and one well worth being aware of.


Susan Ham said...

The saying goes, out of the mouths of babes, but we adults seldom ever listen to our children. I applaud your decision not to squash his thinking and make him feel stupid.

Anonymous said...

The kid is a Revolutionary I tell you!!! Just don't let him become a serial killer. WE have enough of them running around the world. He could be a good politician ha ha See ya Annette Yes he is smart I agree!!!

Tanzeela said...

Witty like his Dad, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

YA A smart man indeed Him and Dad!!! Annette