Available on April 15th, 2014 In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages. Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?” and “Why is my brother mean to me?” and progressing through issues that we all wrestle with, such as “How do I know if I really love somebody?”, “How long am I going to live?” and “What does God look like?”, each page presents a question with a short answer from Thich Nhat Hanh and full color illustrations by Jessica McClure.
Why do kids watch TV? Sometimes when the grown-ups who are taking care of the children are too busy, a television or a video game becomes a babysitter. But it is not usually a good caregiver. There are many messages of violence and greed on the screen that we absorb without realizing it. If we watch a screen a lot, we forget to enjoy all the beautiful things around us. If we save screen time for special occasions, we will enjoy those times more. When my parents divorced, they fought a lot. Why can’t they live together? If our parents separate, it’s not because they want to make us suffer but because they have difficulties that they can’t overcome. Living together is not easy. If you are still a kid and you start practicing love and understanding now, it may be easier to live with other people when you grow up because you will have had a lot of practice with compassion.