Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 2 years ago

    Blatant enabling

  2. Sample the air

    Sample the air GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    sometimes, sometimes not.

  3. Bakumanfan

    Bakumanfan said, over 2 years ago

    if it was that simple

  4. J2P2

    J2P2 said, over 2 years ago

    @Sample the air

    It all depends—when I was working for a homeless shelter, I never gave a dime to anyone who asked me on the street—in fact, many of them recognized me and just said hi. Where I experience moral conflict is when I see a FAMILY in need. Sure I’m enabling, sure I’m responding more to my own sense of guilt than my true altruistic impulses (if indeed I have any), and sure I’m not doing anything about the systemic problems that played a role in the family’s crisis, but sometimes, I just have to be Kantian about the whole thing, following the maxim that one should never fail to help a child in need.

  5. rebeccavardiman

    rebeccavardiman GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    But the principle is true, right? Our personal beliefs need to be examined. My favorite bumper sticker says, ‘If you can’t change your mind, are you sure you still have one?’ And its also true that we make snap judgements about others’ situations without knowing all we should first.

  6. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    It goes back to the old saying.
    Never judge till you walk in their shoes.
    To bpullin not all are that way but many are. I watched one drive his F150 pick up to a corner of the mall parking lot. Get out put on dirty pants and shirt. Smeared dirt from the hedges on his face and arms. Get a small cardboard sign out of the trucking that read
    “Hungry” and head to the corner.
    But I have seen others and can tell they do live on the streets. That look you cannot generate with dirt.
    Just remember we send how many billions to other parts of the world to help them…..how many billions do we send to our own??
    Ever been to the inner city, the back woods of Appalachia? But we will send billions to Guatemala because they have crime and gangs and their children are fleeing….sounds like parts of Detroit to me but no one sends them money and where do those children go??

  7. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 2 years ago

    “To Help” How noble, how magnanimous, how supremely pompous and arrogant self service…

  8. Dat1guy

    Dat1guy said, over 2 years ago

    I would have rather seen something beaten with a cricket bat. You know you were thinking it too.

  9. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 2 years ago

    Jesus flipped out when he realized that people were only following him for the free food and took a sabbatical so he could get himself back together.

  10. Coffeesloth

    Coffeesloth said, over 2 years ago

    Are you positive of that? Has someone reliable followed them home to see where they live?

  11. horalka921

    horalka921 said, over 2 years ago

    they usually do (refuse food) they are in it for the ca$h. they also refuse offers of work because they make more sitting on their A$$.

  12. artworksmetal

    artworksmetal GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I get my beliefs from Rush. is there any other option?
    Didn’t think so.

  13. Zigman

    Zigman said, over 2 years ago

    The vast majority of clients at our church food pantry are people who just can’t quite make ends meet. Usually due to medication costs, so we help to offset grocery costs. Many will take less than offered, and will stick around for some conversation.

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