Global Youth Probe the Nature of Reality and Perception in KidSpirit's Winter Issue
Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the all-youth Editorial Board. This season the editors ask, "Is There Really a Difference Between Perception and Reality?" A teen from New York responds by delving into science, etymology, and our everyday lives.
Other pieces released today include a young writer's article on how fiction can deepen our view of the real people we know; a Pakistani writer's reflection on how his cultural and religious upbringing have shaped how he sees the world; a Colorado author's story about an unexpected benefit of fear; and a middle schooler's take on Ernest Cline's hit novel, Ready Player One. In the Poetry section, a poet from Texas questions the reality of perfection, and in the Global Beat, a young woman from Paraguay explores the value of differing viewpoints.
All winter, KidSpirit will continue to publish writing, poetry, and artwork by youth on this issue's weighty theme. One Feature article will evaluate the possibility of objectivity, and another will examine the dark truth behind a common activity. An Awesome Moments piece will share how helping others can widen our worldviews, while essays in the Interfaith Connections department will continue to reveal how our backgrounds and practices impact our perception.
Each issue of KidSpirit features additional wisdom from one adult with expertise in the theme in a column called PerSpectives. Later this winter, Dr. Anil Seth, renowned researcher, professor, and author on the neuroscience of consciousness, will contribute his insight.
KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people of all backgrounds and traditions to explore life's big questions in an open spirit. For interviews and further information, please contact Justine Woods at the information below.