Caveat: … so I will be happy forever.

Jenny writes, "Being happy is the most important thing, so I will be happy forever." This may be a grammatical mistake, but it may be entirely accurate, and simply a demonstration of the extreme cultural gap I face here. But if it is accurate, it is also an appealing life-philosophy, especially compelling coming from a 5th grader. Essentially, the idea that the best reason to be happy is precisely because it is important to be happy. And nothing more than that. How could life be more simple?

Then again, Ryan writes, in answer to the same question, "My ideal job is going around the world and earn money with various job." I can definitely relate to that – and it's pretty rare for a Korean kid to come up with such a radical idea as being a vaguely bohemian world vagabond.