These First Graders’ Response To Their Teacher’s Riddle Is So Much Deeper Than The Actual Answer

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Is it just me or are kids getting smarter? When I was six, I could barely tie my shoes, and now first graders are straight up learning calculus. (Okay, maybe not calculus, but you know what I mean.)

So when this elementary school teacher decided to put up a riddle for his students to solve, it’s not surprising that the students did a pretty good job at brainstorming the possibilities.

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In fact, the answer they came up with turned out being deeper than, well, the actual answer.

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Okay, who has been letting their first graders watch a little too much Black Mirror???

https://twitter.com/AndroidPeach/status/948576399828365313

https://twitter.com/NestorRedux/status/948529866131103750

Is it sad that their first thought was something so dark? Or is it just reflective of the times we live in? Either way, I’m totally here for a generation full of mini philosophers. Bring it on, 2018. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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