February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
What’s the point of having a philosophy if you don’t follow it?
Life is so unpleasant sometimes, so you can hardly bear it. Pulling it away is better to bear it!
I feel your pain, Hobbes.
If more people thought about all of the unpleasant things, there might not be so many of those things.
Sometimes it’s good to live in denial. Reality can be ugly.
Hobbes is rolling his eyes again. I wonder why.
Well those unpleasant things don’t go away by denying their existence.
He’s just smelling the roses.
To answer your question Hobbes……Yes, why yes it is, actually.
Denial can lead you to the Nile. (up a river).
You dare not open your mouth. Hobbes, huh?
Think only of the Happy Place Calvin.
You have to think about the things you can do something about – pleasant and unpleasant, but thinking about unpleasant things beyond your control is a quick path to depression. Of course, in Calvin’s case, not thinking about that green goop for dinner will not make it go away!
As Scarlett like to say, ‘Why, I’ll think about that tomorrow.’
My thought too.
If you think it ain’t it ain’t. Also, when you hot, you hot, and when you not, you not. Life can be so simple sometimes….
people like that are the ones that die of cancer
Calvin hit a good home run there.Spend as much time on the good stuff as possible,like Space man Spiff.
Wow I guess Obama learned how to be president by reading C&H. Who knew? Someone must have put it up on a teleprompter for him.
Because we love Calvin, even if we don’t espouse his philosophy. And we like to share with one another.
Besides, nobody is making anyone else read the comments.
How long will Calvin live up to his promise?
Well, he does have his gross out contests.
“I’m not going to think about that.”Charlie Brown says, “I can’t stand it!”
Very good Grasshopper. Time for you to leave.
Last year in my English class we read “The Giver” and followed up with what turned out to be a pretty intense class discussion of this exact subject. I don’t recall us ever coming to a complete agreement, but I think we really bonded through debating it. If you haven’t read this book yet, no matter what your age, it is amazing.
Again, I feel the need to remind fellow readers that C&H is a politics free zone. To all commentators that need to make political comments, I will meet you at Doonesbury.
May I ask WHY C&H is a politics-free zone? I’m not political, and will agree politics in inappropriate if the strip has nothing to do with that. But some C&H is relevant to politics, and why would we continue to try and tell people what they can and can’t talk about? There is freedom of speech, isn’t there? If we don’t like it, we can simply not read it.
That doesn’t sound like such a great idea Calvin.
I don’t know if I’d call it denial so much as realizing you have no control over most things. I say it’s the healthiest way to live. No sense in getting all worked up about it!
And he isn’t going to think about any of that other stuff, either…
As Calvin has said elsewhere: he is merely being selective about the reality he accepts, which is what most Americans do, especially our leaders.