lost in the dawn
So now you must choose... Are you a child who has not yet become world-weary? Or are you a philosopher who will vow never to become so?
To children, the world and everything in it is new, something that gives rise to astonishment.
A philosopher never gets quite used to the world. To him or her, the world continues to seem a bit unreasonable - bewildering, even enigmatic.
Philosophers and small children thus have an important faculty in common. The only thing we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder…