Is goodness only for the good and wickedness for the wicked? If the good perform wicked acts, are they still good? Is a neighbor only those which dwell next door, across town, or just outside your front door? What is goodness, when not shared with a neighbor that needs it? The idea of individualism is challenged consistently all throughout this book, as time and again misunderstandings and misinformation drive people apart. The children we love deserve to be heard too... sometimes they do indeed know more than us adults!