A few months ago, I decided to write a blog post that would reflect the ideas of a local celebrity. This person is as wise as he is famous, and I have featured him on many of my Facebook statuses in the last 6 years. I have known him since 2010, and as our relationship has progressed, I have learned more about his heart for other people. He has taught me so much about myself, human tendencies, and life in general. Since we first met, I have realized that he has actually made my life better. This doesn’t mean that he hasn’t frustrated me on a regular basis, but the love I have for him has grown to overtake this frustration.
This local celebrity is my son Josiah. He may not be famous to many people, but he means the world to me. I thought it may be a great idea to ask him some interview questions regarding life, and current events to see what his responses would be. I was very pleased, and immensely proud of the way he answered. So, below, you will find some questions I had for my son and the answers he gave. He was very serious about this activity. Some are pretty straight forward, but others are oddly profound (and a few that are funny). I will not type all of them out; only the highlights.
Q: If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?
A: I would make sure that everyone had a friend. Friends are very important.
Q: What do you think should be done with people who do bad things?
A: They should go to jail because they are not very nice.
Q: What is the biggest problem the world has today?
A: Fire…because it could burn the whole Earth if we are not careful.
Q: What is the funnest thing you can think of?
A: Riding a rollercoaster that is as fast as a cheetah.
Q: In your opinion, why do you think people do bad things?
A: Their Mommy and Daddy may have taught them to be bad, but they are not actually bad. They learned it.
Q: Why are people mean to each other?
A: They may not have had enough sleep or food.
Q: What could we do to help people who do bad things?
A: Tell them about God. They will become better people.
It was amazing to hear what went through his mind. I didn’t realize how a 6 year old processed important questions. At some point I would like to ask my daughter questions.