Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

I am fortunate to have a lot of of creating friends. Zia Hassan is one of my most creative and interesting friends. While I always enjoy doing shows with him (I’m a big fan of his music), I enjoy just talking to him even more. Zia has had an interesting few weeks, and I thought I would share his story. So just this once, “I Always Have A Story” is actually “Zia Has A Story”.

Last year Zia met a 9 year old boy that his fiancée was babysitting. After making some small talk, he quickly realized this kid had a lot to say about some pretty deep topics. So he grabbed his camera and started to film the boy's responses. A year after he posted it without much attention, it has officially gone viral with millions of views. I HIGHLY recommend you read the piece that Robert Krulwich wrote for NPR about Zia and the young boy, referred to as “The Philosopher”. Check it out HERE, which also contains the embedded video Zia originally posted.

Over the past couple weeks, many celebrities have commented on, tweeted the video and/or contacted Zia. They include Deepak Chopra, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Alyssa Milano, Chris Hayes, Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper!), and more. My favorite celebrity response is THIS video that Sarah Silverman did about the boy. (start watching at 1:30)

“You guys are going to love this unless you’re a fu@#ing a$$hole” ~Sarah Silverman

According to the Cambride Idioms Dictionary, “Out of The Mouths of Babes” is “Something you say when a small child says something that surprises you because it shows an adult's wisdom and understanding of a situation”. I think it’s safe to say that this kid has some serious wisdom. Our future is bright with people like Zia and The 9 Year Old Philospher in the world.

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