This month I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge and will be posting every day except Sundays. My readers voted for the theme “Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old”. During bedtime discussions and colouring sessions, my daughter will finally be providing the answers to the philosophical problems and unsolved mysteries that have puzzled humanity’s greatest thinkers for centuries.
What rules should we all live by?
Leona already touched on this topic for our Freedom post, but I thought we would revisit it in a little more detail.
Me: Why do we have rules?
L: To protect us.
Me: Great answer. What do you think they protect us from?
L: From the badness.
Me: What rules should everybody follow?
L: Hmm…No grabbing. No pushing. No hitting. Don’t kick your friends. Don’t bite your friends.
Me: Good ideas.
L: [giggling] No slapping the bottom!
Me: That is a very good rule! But how do we know what is right and wrong?
L: I don’t know.
Me: Where do the rules come from, then?
L: From Jiminy Frissle.
Me: Oh, you mean Jiminy Cricket?
Me: So what’s happens if we break the rules?
L: He sings his song.
Me: What rules does he teach Pinocchio?
L: Don’t listen to strangers.
Do you think Jiminy Cricket is the originator of morality? Are rules important or are they made to be broken? Let me know in the comments!