This First Graders Answer To A Riddle Has Blown The Internet’s Mind

This pretty solid answer shocked Turner a bit, I doubt he was expecting to start questioning his purpose in life when he wrote the riddle on the board. Remember, he’s teaching the first-grade class not some high-level philosophy course.

“The first guess from one of my 1st graders was ‘death’ and such an awed, somber, reflective hush fell over the class that I didn’t want to tell them that actually the answer is the letter e, which just seemed so banal in the moment. Before I finally revealed the ‘correct’ answer to the riddle, to a largely unimpressed audience, I fielded other guesses that continued along a similarly existential vein,” Turner tweeted. “There was ‘NOT everything,’ ‘all stuff,’ ‘the end,’ and maybe my favorite, ‘nothingthing.'”

The first-grade insight has left the internet questioning the broad, essential mysteries of life. We think it’s hilarious this all stemmed from a child probably just looking forward to recess and now we have adults trying to psychologically evaluate a first grader, oh what a world.

The circle of life.

Just like Simba, folks. ‘The Lion King’ had it right, it was overflowing with timeless life lessons, and that remains true today. We should all try to think more like this woke first grader and maybe think ‘what would Mufasa do?” a little more in our everyday lives. I think that would make the world a better place.