"To have hope without action is nothing." —Hannah Davis, 10
"Giving up hope is...giving up." —Audrey Berdahl-Baldwin, 13
"We can control [fear]. We just choose not to, because we accept it as an inevitability, as part of ourselves." —Daniel Smerz, 10
From the Kids Philosophy Slam, a national quest for the "most philosophical students in America." These students, debating whether hope or fear is more powerful, spoke at the PUSH Conference in Minneapolis, June 12.
A version of this article appeared in the September 2006 issue of Fast Company magazine.