Question 0002

What would you do if your 6-year old daughter’s favorite toy, a talking doll, started trying to convince her that she needed a new friend — the next doll in the company’s line?


First, this question is creepy.

But to answer the question, I’d regret buying the doll (assuming I was the one who bought it), and try to convince my daughter to get rid of it. I know that this might change my relationship with my daughter forever, but for me, protecting her from harm should be my topmost priority.

I don’t want this doll to instill dissatisfaction in my daughter’s young mind. I don’t want her to begin coveting the things she doesn’t have.

While she’s young, and I still have the power to teach and mold her, I’ll do my best to shield her from the dangers of this world.


Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Prov. 22:6 (NKJV)


The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D


Question 0001

Technology has become a part of us. Would you rather lose the use of all motorized vehicles, all telecommunication devices and computers, or one of your hands?


Well I definitely don’t want to lose any of my hands. Technology is something that’s man-made. Something that maybe, if given some time and training, I can also invent for myself. My hands are different. They are gifts. They are unique. They are my language, my comfort, and sometimes my only friend. They are me. And the thought of losing even one is somehow unthinkable…

Which is why I really admire, and is personally blessed, with this person:

“I may not have the hands to hold my wife’s hand, but when the time comes, I’ll be able to hold her heart.”

~ Nick Vujicic

When it comes down to it, it’s not really about choosing which you would rather lose or gain… It’s about what you were given, and how you’re gonna use it.


The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D