Bertolt Brecht

(10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956 / Augsburg)

My Young Son Asks Me... - Poem by Bertolt Brecht

My young son asks me: Must I learn mathematics?
What is the use, I feel like saying. That two pieces
Of bread are more than one's about all you'll end up with.
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Comments about My Young Son Asks Me... by Bertolt Brecht

  • Dutendra Chamling (11/6/2015 1:39:00 AM)


    ....My young son asks me: Must I learn history?
    What is the use, I feel like saying. Learn to stick
    Your head in the earth, and maybe you'll still survive...

    Wonderful.
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  • Nyota Yasulwe (8/18/2015 3:53:00 AM)


    Good advice. Real questions that parents get from their children. (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2009 6:50:00 PM)


    Brecht is right.Knowing these subjects isn't going to guarantee survival of the species, but then what is? Like Father Christmas, adults are sometimes dubious about what we are expected to pass on to the next generation, but we do so because we have nothing better to put in its place.Any improvement should be welcome. (Report) Reply








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