For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 4 years ago

    oh, that must’ve been quite a relief (Ellie’s plan must’ve worked)

  2. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, almost 4 years ago

    Good for Mike. What a gutsy kid for following his mom’s advice in spite of his fears. Also, good on Brad for being so quick to change his attitude for the better.

  3. Bailey

    Bailey said, almost 4 years ago

    As I said before… it worked for me.

  4. ARF2

    ARF2 said, almost 4 years ago

    “Be kind to your enemy and drive him crazy” is a sword that can cut both ways!

  5. MAC45

    MAC45 said, almost 4 years ago

    I`ll be darned if Elly`s idea actually worked.However, in the real world,Mike would have been stomped.

  6. Rufus The naked mole rat

    Rufus The naked mole rat said, almost 4 years ago

    I had a feeling that would happen. It’s like Frankie Stecchino of “Boy Meets World.” He looks like a tough guy, but on the inside he’s actually kind and caring.

  7. TheIrishInquisition

    TheIrishInquisition said, almost 4 years ago

    A naive view of bullies is presented in this comic.

  8. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 4 years ago

    “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and The Lord will reward you.” – Proverbs 25:21-22, NIV.

  9. js305

    js305 said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes, and sometimes, after all else fails, somebody has to beat the crap out of the bully, as that is all they will understand.

  10. freewaydog

    freewaydog said, almost 4 years ago

    Those methods don’t work either, usually the bully is protected by school officials & staff & often the victim is blamed. I know,…

  11. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 4 years ago

    Lynn has said in her notes earlier in the week that they were fighters where she grew up, and sometimes they’d work out alliances just like this, and sometimes not. But clearly she does know of what she speaks. However yes, that was a different environment

  12. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s a cartoon, people. You can’t use this to make decisions on what to do in real life. “howtheduck” has it right.

  13. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 4 years ago

    Sometimes it is. No two bullies are alike, because bullies are (lest we forget) people, and no two people are alike.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    This positive little episode resulted in many letters — mostly from teachers and social workers who used these panels to illustrate things they had been trying to talk about: bullying, tolerance, and compassion. No parable here was unintended. By talking about ordinary things that happen to ordinary people, I’d often open a floodgate. So many things that should be resolved…aren’t. It was surprising to find that my work was being seen as an opening for discussion.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @TheIrishInquisition

    Not naive lest you forget they are human too. Even so this is not a common incident. But it wouldn’t hurt.

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