posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 07:51 AM
When you ask even educated people, self or otherwise, questions like these there are pauses/silence where they try to organize their thoughts
and decide how they will approach explaining their views. This kid didn't do much of that so despite the fact that he is clearly conflicted, which
supposes that he must have been thinking about this for years, i don't know when he would have had the time to become so! I would not say this is
rehearsed as such but you do not pick up these ideas from reading children's books so clearly these are issues the father thinks it's OK to discuss
with his 9 year old. Maybe he has thought him some useful things as well so lets not be too harsh!
And then there is the baseball comments which really gives it away...
Having a real existential crisis in your early teens happens to some but no 9 year old comes upon these questions by themselves and very few that have
such so early on will have the know how and necessary reading materials , or parental support, to point them in a productive direction. That is why
most men only have a real existential crisis in their 40's, having up to that point taken out their anxiety on women in particularly and society in
general, and most will then continue to deal with it in the most childish of ways by trying to relive some aspects of their more carefree youths never
fully addressing the real source of anxiety.
I do agree that formal schooling ruins vast tracts of our minds but it should not be overstated to such a degree that it's presume that the vast
majority of parents will by their absence ( since they are at work) and general ignorance have anything but a similar effect on their children's