Ever find yourself contemplating life's bigger questions and wish you just had someone, a guru, perhaps, to bounce ideas off of? Well, thanks to a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) thread run by Caleb Clark, the world's wisest 3-year-old, you're in luck.
Okay, so a toddler isn't actually typing replies to strangers on the Internet - but his dad, 27-year-old Matthew Clark decided to act as the middleman when he noticed that AMA's were typically run by the average person. Why not consult a kid? "I'm pretty simple, but I knew Caleb would have some fun answers," Clark told BuzzFeed News.
Clark opened the thread, "I'm 3. I know everything. AMA," last week, expecting "20 or so questions," he wrote. Looks like he underestimated the power of the all-knowing baby - Caleb has been asked 3,639 questions and counting. As questions rolled in, Clark updated the post, telling his fellow Reddit users that Caleb would try to get to them all. "It may take a little time," he wrote. "Just got home from work and he's in timeout. He gets mad if [I] ask too many questions during his cartoons but he'll answer some more tonight."
See, that's the problem with 3-year-old gurus - they just can't fit you in ASAP, since they're being, you know, parented, and resting their all-knowing minds with some screen time. Caleb has been able to get to quite a few questions, and some of his responses are truly too pure for this world.
While some of his answers are clearly the stuff of a toddler's imagination (His thoughts on naps? Grapes. Makes sense.), but others carry quite a bit of weight. When asked, "What's the meaning of life?" Caleb responded with, "You are." Another user asked "What's the most complex thing you know?" he answered, "An idea." That's some philosophical stuff, no?
Other answers are just cute comedy. The coolest person in the world? "Me. I am." Favorite kind of pizza? "A good pizza. I love the good pizzas." How does the sun work? "It takes a nap." His opinion on America's current political affairs? "They're superheroes and they're super bad guys." Earliest memory? "Momma." These tidbits of gold just keep on coming:
We could scroll through this kid's responses forever, growing all the wiser in the process. It looks like a lot of people have. "I know I'm late but this kid is brilliant," one user wrote. "You must breed again for superior stock," wrote another.
Caleb has genuinely resonated with a thousands of people on the Internet - probably because taking a glimpse into a 3-year-old's world, and seeing the hope, simplicity and genius that lives there, is a type comfort that we didn't know we needed. So Caleb, when can I set up my one-on-one appointment? Pencil me in between snack time, cartoons, naps - whenever.
[h/t Buzzfeed News]
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