My daughter asked why I took out some forks and spoons from the storage drawer when I was about to make this photo. I told her that I didn’t have a photo that depicted the shadow of the main object. As I fiddled with the forks, he asked another question until we had an interesting discussion.
One other question is whether I had imagined that shadow before I took out the forks. I answered yes to the question. She continues with many questions such as where the idea came from, whether it was experience, creativity, or knowledge, then where did the knowledge and opinions or views come from, and so on. One question that I answered was questioned again and so on. After I answered one by one the question, “Now, after I answered all your questions, now I ask, where did your new knowledge about that come from?”. “From you, Daddy.”
“Okay… Aside from Daddy, all your teachers at school and college, all books and the internet, social media and others, are there knowledge and opinions that come from within yourself, your original knowledge?”
Seeing she was silent and thinking, I told her, “Just think about it first. You don’t have to answer it now. Answer if you are ready or if you need further discussion”.
With similar questions, can you say that you have original knowledge that comes from within, especially about yourself and how should you live your life?