The sun is closer than America, because I can see it !

@NrgDfenZ (1810)
March 17, 2009 9:43am CST
Hi all Today I had a big laugh, my 5 year old brother said to me that the sun was closer than America. He learned something about America at school, anyway I asked him way he thought that. He replied to me, being very serious, that the sun must be closer than America, because he could see the sun and he couldn't see America. Well that's a typical point of view from a child, but it was funny, I tried explaining him that it doesn't mean that if you can't see it that it must be further away. He wouldn't believe me, so I told him that he should point his back at me and look away, to a tree in the distance. I then asked him what he thought was closer, me or the tree.. He then realized that I was closer, though he couldn't see me.. It was just so great to see the world, though the eyes of a child :D How they look at a world, without little or no knowledge of it.. I wish I could do that from time to time ^^ Thx
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@mswengel (95)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Ahhhh cute! Hahaha. You're right, it's fascinating to think of the world through a child's eyes. If he can't see it, it's far away - or doesn't exist. Interesting indeed. :)