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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 28, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 5 years ago

    Also, alcohol.

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    Oshietekun  almost 5 years ago

    We used to have a sign in our university apartment, “When all else fails, lower your standards”.

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    waycyber  almost 5 years ago

    Actually, good advice. One definition of stress is when expectation and reality differ. The solution is to accept reality. One definition of depression is when expectation and reality differ and you are powerless to change it.

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    knight1192a  almost 5 years ago

    Is he sure the title isn’t “How to Appreciate Rat”?

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    blunebottle  almost 5 years ago

    Actually, amazingly, Rat’s got it right. Too many princesses in this world. And princes.

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    cdgar  almost 5 years ago

    My standards are already pretty low. All I need is my monthly SS check and my continued good health. I happily do the rest.

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    charne  almost 5 years ago

    The Presidential election in a nutshell! Rat nails it.

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    buddha111  almost 5 years ago

    Paul sang it’s getting better-John replied it couldn’t get any worse! Trump said free the prisoners, Raul you want them all, you got them all…on the next boat.

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    juicebruce  almost 5 years ago

    Happiness is an inside job…………….

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    You cannot improve the Tao or change it.

    You can only observe it and flow with it.

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    carlosrivers  almost 5 years ago

    that IS it! too many people make their standards to be THE BEST OF EVERYTHING! you can live a great life by living simply…

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    TossedSaladCartoon  almost 5 years ago

    Also works for dating…

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    tripwire45  almost 5 years ago

    Become trailer trash.

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    IQTech61  almost 5 years ago

    I disagree with rat. Instead of lowering your standards, raise your gratitude.

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    me  almost 5 years ago

    Wake them — he’s trolling for them.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  almost 5 years ago

    Slogan from a T-shirt: There are two ways to be happy: Have more, or desire less.

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    3pibgorn9  almost 5 years ago

    The secret of life, aye.

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    Larry_Olsen  almost 5 years ago

    This is really a very fundamental truth. It is like the advice on how to create the perfect world…simply change your perceptions.

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    Rocky Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Out-freaking-standing!Rat has done it again!

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    Yoshi64   almost 5 years ago

    Thanks for that……………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Yup thanks.

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    Number Three  almost 5 years ago

    I no longer have positive thoughts about something unless I’m absolutely sure they are going to happen.

    If that makes me a negative person so be it.

    xxx

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    OldGunny  almost 5 years ago

    Please, let’s not start with the leftist whining again.

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    CalLadyQED  almost 5 years ago

    Rat isn’t actually far off. Surrendering expectations, perfectionism, and our own plans is actually a huge part of 12 step programs and many psychotherapy philosophies and religions.

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    Sisyphos  almost 5 years ago

    Rat seems to have a pretty low opinion of things around him. He may be justified….

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 5 years ago

    Actually, this isn’t too far from the solution in James Hilton’s Lost Horizon; moderation in all things.

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    CalLadyQED  almost 5 years ago

    When people tell me I’m a perfectionist, I feel like they are reading from Rat’s book.

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    Ernest Lemmingway Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I find PBS funny. How much lower can my standards get?

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