Christian Sorrell

Entertainment Editor, Current Publishing LLC
Indianapolis, IN, United States

About Christian

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Writing, English, Social Media

Universities

Butler University

Comments & conversations

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Christian Sorrell
Posted over 2 years ago
Are children ready to make decisions like adults?
Considering I have known several children with life goals like "when I grow up, I want to be a dump truck" or "I can't wait to grow up so I can be a stegosaurus," I would say that they are probably not yet ready to make considerable decisions about their future in terms of life-long decisions. That said, I also think that children are underestimated far too often and that they are capable of so much more than many people give them credit for, especially in the right situation. I have seen this in many of the children that my fiance teaches. Overall, my answer would be "kind of" and it depends mostly on the decision being made.
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Christian Sorrell
Posted over 2 years ago
If it would destroy a 10 year old boy to be called a girl, what are we teaching him about girls?
Regardless of how she was dressed, it is the intent of the friend's comment that is the potential problem. You can say "you are dressed like a boy" and it may be a true statement, but the intention behind saying it, in this instance, is to hurt the feelings of the girl, make her consider changing her outfit to something more standard, etc. and that is where the original poster sees a problem, I believe.
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Christian Sorrell
Posted over 2 years ago
Should we try to acquire wisdom even though it disappears with a person at death, whereas knowledge can be disseminated to others before?
I like how you said this. I don't believe that a person hits 85 and instantly becomes "wise." I think that even a child has a certain amount of wisdom and this amount and its quality continue to grow and refine as time passes and we go on living, utilizing our knowledge within the confines of our location, our time (in regards to history), our society, and those around us. I believe wisdom comes to anyone who looks to better their own life as they live it. Other than that, it mustn't be actively sought out.
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Christian Sorrell
Posted over 2 years ago
Truth?
To me, it depends on the truth. Some types of "truth" like the Earth being round, the planets revolving around the Sun, etc. are facts based on our observations of the universe. Really, maybe even these truths aren't true. We just don't know the more accurate version at this time. Regardless, the reality of the situation is the truth whether or not we are aware of it. Other "truths" such as 2 + 2 = 4 are only true based on human consensus because it is part of a human-created system. Math, counting, many aspects of time, etc. are all parts of systems we created so if we say otherwise, then the otherwise becomes the new truth as we are the creators.
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Christian Sorrell
Posted over 2 years ago
Does growing wealth change human behavior?
I would say that both of your statements are true, in a way. While I believe that having a much higher level of wealth would change the action a person takes part in, I would also say that those are things that were in them to do prior to gaining the wealth, they just didn't have the opportunity. Essentially, a bad person is often a bad person whether wealthy or not and will continue to be such as they gain or lose wealth which will change their ability to do harm to others, care only for themselves, etc. I would only say this is true most of the time though as wealth (just like poverty) can manipulate the soul and make it easy to rationalize things a person would have formally been against.