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Philosophy Lessons From Honey Boo Boo

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If A 10-Year-Old Reality Star Is Secretly A Genius But Nobody Knows It, Is She Still A Genius?

Once in a generation, a thinker comes along of such great insight and intellect that their ideas come to define their time and influence society long after their bodies decay. Philosophers like Aristotle, Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, Rousseau; all of these men have achieved fame during their lives for their ideas, and are still studied by scholars today.

The voice of our own generation is much younger and much sassier than her predecessors, but her verbiage is no less important and inspiring. You know who we’re talking about: Honey Boo Boo. Yep, you read that right. The same Honey Boo Boo who charmed audiences on Toddlers In Tiaras and became a superstar in her own right. You probably know her for her less eloquent musings about sugar and “feelin’ a lil chunky.”

But what you probably didn’t know, is that Honey Boo Boo spends most of her free time immersing her mind in the teachings of the great philosophers, and when she’s not filming for her reality show, she’s slinging philosophy left and right.

Honey Boo Boo Philosophy


Luckily, there’s a Tumblr account called Honey Boo Boo Philosophy that documents all of the little diva’s most epic servings of knowledge, and we’ve got them all here for you.

Keep Reading to have your intellectual horizons expanded courtesy of Honey Boo Boo, PhD!

Does being a beauty queen who primps for pageants with chicken nuggets count as “retaining in itself its own contradiction?”


This quote in an excerpt from Jean-Luc Nancy’s interview with Jacques Derrida.

Thoughts on gender identity from one of the most cisgendered people I can think of


This is an excerpt from Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble