Mr. Gaarder, you have been writing books introducing philosophy for 30 years. Have you already thought about a philosophical question today? Yes. Like every single day since I was about eleven years old.

What happened when you were eleven?One day I felt like I was part of an adventure, a fairy tale. I was suddenly amazed. For my friends, the other children, their own existence was so self-evident. I write about this in my new book “Isn’t it a wonder we exist?” I understood that life is short and I will disappear at some point.

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