Sunday, June 7, 2009

Questions

As Bill Atterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, said in his speech to students at Kenyon College, his alma mater:

"...Reading those turgid philosophers here in these remote stone buildings may not get you a job, but if those books have forced you to ask yourself questions about what makes life truthful, purposeful, meaningful, and redeeming, you have the Swiss Army Knife of mental tools, and it's going to come in handy all the time....

Your preparation for the real world is not in the answers you've learned, but in the questions you've learned how to ask yourself."

1 comment:

Gaurav said...

In my opinion, Bill Watterson stands right between all the other great philosophers. There is a lot to learn from Calvin and Hobbes. Even the Tuna sandwich means something! :-)

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