Neil DeGrasse Tyson answers 6-year-old's question: 'What is the meaning of life?'

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Answers the Hardest Question of All - From a Six-Year-Old
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Answers the Hardest Question of All - From a Six-Year-Old


This young boy named Jackson asked astrophysicist and science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson the hardest question of all time: "What is the meaning of life?" During an event at Boston's Wilbur Theatre, he tells astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson that he is "six-and-three-quarters" years old.

Tyson tells Jackson, "You're going to be the deepest thinking adult there ever was," before giving perhaps the best answer to the age-old question, luckily caught on video by YouTube user marisa.was.here.

Tyson explains that meaning isn't something that can be found, but rather something that you can create for yourself and for others. The "Cosmos" host notes that every day, he asks himself, "Have I learned something today that I didn't know yesterday?" If the answer is no, Tyson thinks he wasted that day. He adds that at Jackson's young age, Jackson should explore nature as much as he can -- which includes jumping in rain puddles even when his parents might not like it.

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