We humans have always been stymied by philosophical questions. The most common one is:
· If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
It’s the question in every Philosophy 101 course description in every college catalog in the country.
Here’s another one:
· Answer ONLY yes or no: Have you stopped beating your wife yet?
No matter what you say, you’re in trouble.
Then that childhood question that never gets answered:
· Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
After not being able to answer those three questions, there’s always:
· If you ask a philosopher a question, will you still remember the question when he’s done answering you?
But here’s a brand new question for the freshly retired:
If you no longer labor, are you still eligible to celebrate Labor Day?
Or do we just have to sit in our chairs and watch other people go for boat rides and send thank you notes to their local union reps?
Another philosophical question for the ages.