In the essay “The Value of Children: A Taxonomical Essay” by Bernard R. Berelson he states a very interesting question. Berelson states “Why do people want children? It is a simple question to ask, perhaps an impossible one to answer.” What other questions are impossible to answer? And why can some people answer them while others can not?
Other questions such as the one inquired by Berelson came to mind. What is the meaning of life? How long is forever? What happens when an immovable object is hit by an unstoppable force? How is true happiness reached? Where do all the socks go that are lost in the dryer? What came first, the chicken or the egg? What is love? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? Is clear a color? If there were a paradigm shift in quantum infinities, would we know it? Are some questions meant to be unanswered? If so, why would someone ask that question?
When one thinks of such questions, it causes them to truly assess the question at hand. In these cases will pure intelligence produce an answer? Or can such questions only be answered through experience and wisdom? When questions like these are asked, one has their own answer; there is not just one answer. Many times a difficult question, such as how is true happiness reached, can only be answered based on ones point of view concerning life at that point and time for an individual.