Matt Bors by Matt Bors

Matt Bors

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    At some point you have to cut the apron strings and become your own person.

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    They don’t have to be your own children. You can be disappointed by any grownups who seem not to have matured and taken responsibility for their own lives. Heck, they can be older than you are, and not related at all, and still be a huge disappointment as failed humans and representatives of the people, or something.

  3. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I look forward to the companion volume, “When our spouse disappoints us”

  4. zblair

    zblair GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @David, the truth IMHO is that it isn’t our fault as parents. Whether the title implies it or not is a moot point. Lack of taking personal responsibility is a human problem and this text probably just targets a specific segment of the population.

  5. rok_on

    rok_on said, 9 months ago

    I say that you (as a parent) can’t take too much credit or too much blame.
    I have seen children from screwed up families grow into productive members of society and have also seen children from privileged families turn out to be selfish and hateful.

  6. yusodum

    yusodum said, 9 months ago

    I would like some understanding and sympathy for my generation, please. My parents raised me with the notion that we should all love each other and that it was OK if I was different.

    And I’m supposed to rebel against that?

  7. Quipss

    Quipss said, 9 months ago

    @Debt Free

    There is a difference between financial and social conservationism, as well as varying degrees

    I myself am highly conservative financially

    On the political level

    here is financial conservationism at a high note

    . We need to cut military and other spending in order for there to be a surplus of 5% of the budget until debt is at (insert x level here)

    . We need to raise revenues to the point that there is a 5% surplus until debt is at (insert x level here)

    This is not financial conservatism

    . Cut all social welfare programs, give tax cuts, you squander your savings instantly, this is not conserving your money

    . Increase taxes and increase spending, once again the new revenue is quickly lost

    Then you have greys that occur such as

    . National infrastructure
    . Bureaucratic reformation

    Essentially anything you could consider to be a long term investment. One can try to make it more conservative by pairing it with a plan that pays for it over the duration over predicted lifespan

  8. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I have to admit…I am growing more and more fond of Bors.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @warjoski

    All but the pawns are flexible in their positions and able to take in more than what is placed directly before them. When you apprehend their deeply protected secret reasons for their actions, the game ends.

  10. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @David

    “intended to help people who think their children’s failures are at least partly their (the parents) failures”
    The point being that if they are now adults, your role in directly shaping them is done.
    You can do as much good in trying to correct their faults now as you can do by admonishing a troll without the ability to actually reach out and throttle them. You can only lose, so give it up and move along. It is good money after bad.

  11. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    I’m sorry. Why are you quoting Fiona Apple album titles?

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @warjoski

    I didn’t know that I was. But I do like Fiona Apple, the little of her work that I have heard. She has a great voice.

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