“Why are we here?” “What is the meaning of life?” “Where is my underwear?” are a sample of the millions of questions and thoughts racing through the mind of this famous statue. Hunch over and make this pose by leaning your chin on the back of your hand to represent being in deep thought. The gesture symbolizes thinking, pondering, and all sorts of high-level mental activity, while the statue has also grown to represent institutions of higher learning, free thought, philosophy, poetry, and the human condition.
It’s the gesture version of that ubiquitously profound question, “Why?”
Created by Auguste Rodin.