Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, about 3 years ago

    Dude obviously has too much time on his hands.

  2. keith kunz

    keith kunz GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


  3. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, about 3 years ago

    how much for a pound

  4. jsmyers59

    jsmyers59 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Who feeds and houses that tool when he’s not running? He either won the lottery, inherited a wad or got loads of stock options in his despised marketing career. Most of us drudge on because, well, we have no other option.

  5. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 3 years ago

    No. You always, always have an option. Don’t mistake your own choices for destiny.

  6. donkie

    donkie said, about 3 years ago

    Sooo… when he’s though running around in circles in the office, he goes outside to run around in circles. Makes perfect sense (if you’re a hamster!)

  7. Jay_Dallas

    Jay_Dallas said, about 3 years ago

    This is true. I feel more accomplishment from the gym, even if it’s a crappy workout, than I do at work.

  8. thehag

    thehag said, about 3 years ago

    A choice in every moment. Struggle or let go?

    Don’t have to do it exactly Karnazes’ way.

    Achieve a better self.

    I get in the car and say
    ‘today I will have compassion for other drivers’
    a friend of mine says he has to remind himself that he does not own the road.

    We are both big achievers.

  9. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Well said there.
    Every day is a challenge…
    Some run
    Some work
    Take your achievements where you can.
    He can run ultramarathons
    Can he stand between those wanting to do evil and protect those that are good?
    I cant run an ultramarathon but I do the other all day, every day, for the last 32 years.
    (And I do 45 minutes of Cross Fit training three days a week)
    Feel good about what you do, take pride in your simplest of achievements.
    If you woke up this morning.
    That is number one on the list.
    Everything else is gravy from there on.

  10. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Good words from both you and thehag. Thanks for your input.

  11. Daniel Kelly

    Daniel Kelly said, about 3 years ago

    Quite true.Learned through first hand experience.Late in life got a comfortable, well paying job,low demand, low stress,low challenge, never more bored in my life.

  12. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Agree with the initial statement that our culture has it backwards. But part of the “backwards” is, all due respect, thinking that incessant self-centered achievement is the antidote; that physical fitness is the acme of human existence. It’s just more of the same. We absolutely need challenges, but if the only challenge you can find is how much you can make yourself hurt and sweat look again. Please.

  13. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Some may miss the point.
    He might have been a former Marketing Executive and he just quit to work out more and more but he is a genius.
    He markets himself as a product.
    Endorsements and sponsorships…..the cream of making money AND he does what he likes to do.
    Win Win for him either way.
    His time as a Marketing Executive served him well.

  14. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, about 3 years ago

    You set your goals (small or large – as you hope to achieve) and keep plugging on.

    There will always be struggles not a bad thing and the most important (in my mind) is always to have a goal. And when you reach that one, set the bar higher.

    That’s what I’m doing with BP right now (gradually keeping systolic 140-145) but when I manage that, aim for 120. That’s only my personal goal at this moment. as my weight and work out goals are all met

    Everyone needs their own goal.

  15. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, about 3 years ago


    Hear, hear. I never thought of any serious physical activity as a desirable challenge. I’m happy to just maintain my weight and boost my stamina a little.

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