Who are my favourite kind of people? Little people. Toddlers who, in all their finite understanding of the world, keep things simple. Bring the basics back the foray.
So imagine my quiet delight when I realised a three-year-old boy had taken over the internet on Reddit through an Ask Me Anything thread. Giving answers to his dad, 27-year-old Matthew Clark from Texas – who would then type them onto the platform – little Caleb solved so many little problems of our world, with the unflinching honesty of a steadfast toddler.
After all, he is a bit of a know-it-all, his dad told the Huffington Post.
“I can ask him what 2+2 is and if he says 10, I can’t convince him otherwise,” Clark told the news outlet.
These were just a few of his brilliant answers.
Caleb had quite a lot of insight when it came to the deepest, most profound questions about our world.
For example, when asked about his opinion on America’s current political climate, he said they were “superheroes and super bad guys”. Which just about sums it up.
Other notable responses?
Where do you see yourself in five years? Four. (Did he just say he believed in time travel?)
What’s the meaning of life? You are. (The ultimate comeback.)
What does the speed of light mean to you? It’s fast. (Technically, he’s not wrong.)
Where were you before you were born? Nothing. (Deep.)
What’s the most complex thing you know? An idea. (Same, by the way.)
How does the sun work? It take [sic] a nap. (Sure, I guess that works.)