Watch this ‘six and three-quarters’ old kid ask Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘What’s the meaning of life?’

At an occasion at Wilbur Theatre in Boston this week, a “six and three-quarters” old kid named Jackson requested Neil deGrasse Tyson one of the world’s oldest, hardest existential questions: “What’s the meaning of life?”

After a hefty spherical of laughs, the astrophysicist and Star Talk host stated, “For those who’re asking these questions now, you’ll be the deepest pondering grownup there ever was.” He then goes on to provide a Tyson-esque reply, crammed with optimism, knowledge and some good truths:

“I feel folks ask that query on the assumption that ‘meaning’ is one thing you’ll be able to search for and go, ‘Right here it’s, I discovered it. Right here’s the meaning. I’ve been in search of.’ That state of affairs, nonetheless, doesn’t contemplate the chance that ‘meaning’ is one thing you create. You manufacture it for your self and for others.”

He then continues to say that meaning is studying new issues day-after-day and very a lot attainable. And to encourage younger Jackson to pay in the mud.

“So once I assume of the meaning of life, that’s not an everlasting and unanswerable query — to me, that’s in arm’s attain of me on a regular basis. So to you, at age six-and-three-quarters, could I recommend that you just discover nature as a lot as you probably can. And infrequently which means getting your garments soiled since you may need to soar into puddles and your dad and mom don’t need you to try this. You inform them that I gave you permission.”

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