New to Python: Features

Richard Blackwood richardblackwood at
Tue Oct 5 21:01:03 CEST 2004


>Kids. You should try it. When they come to you with a list of 45+
>questions about the meaning of life, the universe and everything, then
>you may be able to understand how did _we_ feel. :-)
>(Excuse me -- you're a retired philosophy teacher, so these questions
>must be easy for you. Sorry ;-).
I'm too old for kids.  Anyhow, I don't know of any kids who would come 
to their parents with 45+ questions about the meaning of life, but if my 
kids did (non-existent), I would be delighted.  Delighted that my kids 
were curious, smart enough to write up their questions, and bold enough 
to ask me (additionally thereby admitting their ignorance).  I'd do my 
best answer their questions and would by no means discourage their 
curiosity or tell them to look elsewhere.  I think this is a different 
case as the meaning of life is not written up in a manual, is far from 
clear, and so forth.

An interesting analogy nevertheless.

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