Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[child] A bit more from the_child

In my earlier post, I forgot to mention the most interesting thing she said yesterday. Paraphrasing a bit to allow for memory defects on my part, as we drove down Milwaukie Avenue in the Genre car, the conversation went something like this:

the_child:Would the world be a better place if people went away?
jaylake:Well, for the plants and animals, sure. But not so much for us people.
the_child:But we're stupid. We hurt the plants and animals, we're not friends of the Earth, we pollute. If we went away, there would be flowers here.
jaylake:We could fix some of those things without going away.
the_child:Right. But people won't stop driving their cars. The world would be a better place if people used their bicycles more, or walked.
jaylake:We'd all be healthier, too.
the_child:You wouldn't be fat any more.
Tags: child, culture, funny, personal

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