2005 — Most Philosophical 4th Grader in America:

Manning Pope, Texas


Truth is more important than beauty in my life, because beauty is like a drop of water and truth is like a giant ocean. The reason I relate to the ocean is because anything can be beautiful. But truth is like the depths of the ocean. Nobody can know everything about it.

The ocean can also be sad and cruel. Tsunamis tear people's lives apart. Many things can break people's hearts. I cannot name them all.

The ocean can also be happy and joyful, like seeing breaking waves against the rocks. Truth can be happy, too, like seeing a newborn baby and saying, "I'm so joyful that truth gave me this baby to raise."

In conclusion, truth can be happy and joyful, sad and depressing, but most of all truth is a very mysterious thing.

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