Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. keith kunz

    keith kunz GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    her anger cause her lump.

  2. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, about 3 years ago

    @keith kunz

    And a punishment from God for her anger.

  3. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren said, about 3 years ago

    Well, then, she should just wait and die, right? After all, that would seem do be what God would deem a just punishment, by your “logic”.

    Keith Kunz: of the four women friends of mine who have died of breast cancer over the last fifteen years, none of them were particularly angry. One, in fact, was one of the more peaceful people I’ve ever known. Your “logic” is just as suspect as Josh Lyons, if not more so.

  4. J2P2

    J2P2 said, about 3 years ago

    Ouch. Jarring shift of perspective.

  5. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Lesson:
    Learn to know what is important.
    And know the difference.

  6. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, about 3 years ago

    Learn to ignore idiots. They are everywhere.

  7. thehag

    thehag said, about 3 years ago

    Agree with all but the two first posters. But would like to add that men too are susceptible to breast cancer though it is a much smaller population.

  8. Missy

    Missy GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Thanks, Veteran, for pointing out the lesson to those who chose not to see it…. “learn to know the difference.”

  9. horalka921

    horalka921 said, about 3 years ago

    @Richard

    seems like you have picked up what zen pencils is laying down, peace.

  10. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @horalka921

    I studied Zen philosophy along time ago and learned these things.
    The purpose of life is to become enlightened. You cannot be enlightened if you only see that which you wish to see.
    You cannot be enlightened if you judge everything to your standards.
    You cannot be enlightened if you close your mind.
    You cannot be enlightened till you discover your full self.
    You cannot be enlightened until you accept all things for what they are and know the difference.
    Just some teachings from an old Zen master circa 1967.
    My dad felt meditation would even me out as I was a bit of an enraged teen.
    Either that or psychotropic drugs to calm me down.
    Thank you, and peace to you also. Live well.

  11. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, about 3 years ago

    @Michael Farren

    My mother had breast cancer twice. She was probably the gentlest woman around.

  12. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, about 3 years ago

    @Josh Lyons

    You and your empty headed friend should go jump into the nearest lake and sink before a mob forms to hang you! My mother had breast cancer and she was a gentle woman. WHAT DID SHE DO TO DESERVE IT?

  13. Charles

    Charles said, about 3 years ago

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  14. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, about 3 years ago

    For all those whose lives have been affected by cancer, my condolences. I’m sure you or your loved ones suffered greatly. I agree that disease is not used as a punishment from God.


    I bet Keith, Josh, et.al. also believe Aids is a punishment on certain groups of people. Just plain ignorant.


    Finally, thanks Zen Pencils for a thought provoking comic.

  15. linusvp

    linusvp GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The lady in the strip has the wrong attitude and she is perhaps sealing her fate with her negative reaction. Never underestimate the power of the mind on the body. Unfortunately there is such a stigma with the word cancer (media/Dr hype) many people shut down their defences upon hearing the word. Imagine if that energy were to be channelled properly!

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