I prefer pizza and beer.
Pig does too. I think the point is the same. Pig has won Goat over to the pork side!
Eat, sleep, and a walk in the woods. The entire philosophy of my life.
Sharing the knowledge, insight, and wisdom makes it worthwhile. Then, even when you die, it does NOT go away.
perhaps Rat should look into theism when it comes to knowledge being retained in the afterlife, but then he’d have to look into various sects and sub-sects of theism
You can try to pass your knowledge on to others, but then people call you stupid and ignore you.
most of the people we see out in public here seem to be fervent adherents of that philosophy…
Add “watch soap operas” to “sit at home and eat bon-bons” and you have the life philosophy of Peg Bundy.
I shall add a witty and insightful comment in a moment. First let me pour another drink.
Ignorance is bliss that’s why the MAGA-ots are so happy!
So being fat,drunk and stupid IS the way to go through life?! (with apologies to Dean Wormer)
Like Larry Croc’s idea of drinking beer instead eating of BonBons …. Croc Power !
Yep, that’s about why life without immortality is ultimately meaningless. And without God and an objective purpose of human existence, even immortal life would be ultimately meaningless.
Your wisdom isn’t lost if you pass it on to other people.
Hooray! A lifestyle I can be at peace with!
So you don’t get made to look like a fool. That’s for folks on the TV.
He should take a look at the Book of Romans, basically, Paul’s “Christianity for Dummies”. Chapter 1 says it all, really. One single door to eternity, but it is open.
NO, Goat, Don’t surrender! We DON’T need another lazy stupid slob! We have enough of them hanging around RNC headquarters…and in the Senate…and the White House….
Because being stupid and eating bonbons turns out to be more boring than accumulating knowledge, gaining insight, and trying to attain wisdom. There’s no reason you can’t still take the occasional bonbon break.
Pigs are supposed to be smart.
Pig is always in an hysterical state….he need a drink from RAT!
Hopefully you’ve instilled a few gems in your children’s hard skulls. I remember the story of a farmer taking his son to the farmland’s boundaries, showing him where the corners lay, then slapping him good in the face. The son never forgot.
It makes me happy to learn and try new things. That’s good enough for me even if it’s all lost when I die.
All is for naught, yet, it’s a sick world and I’m a happy guy!
No, it doesn’t “all go way.” The accumulated knowledge, gained insights, and attained wisdom I’ve received from parents, teachers, clergymen (and clergy-women), coworkers, friends, others, and just life itself has served me well over the decades. With some luck, I hope I’ve passed it on as generously as it was given to me. But the occasional bonbon is also good.
Ah, the age old question. If we’re all gonna die anyway, why do anything that isn’t fun?
Another celebration of ignorance…
Good thing some clever people write stuff down!!!
You skipped a step, Rat. Once you attain that wisdom, you pass it along for others to use and grow as well. How do you think bonbons were made in the first place?
No, it doesn’t all go away. It is incorporated into your soul-spiritual existence to increase its overall knowledge , awareness and power.
Replace the bonbons with donuts and I’m in.
Jimmy Buffet’s take on the first panel: “Yeah, they send you off to college, Try to gain a little knowledge, But all you want to do is learn how to score.” (“Pencil Thin Mustache” 1974).
And then when you reincarnate they make you forget everything you learned so you have to start over!
Pig is destined to be some good bacon.
you still need money to buy bon-bons. And if we all die then why do something at all? because depending on what you do today you will live tomorrow
there are different levels of knowledge, such as those people who are good at jeopardy, or other trivial games. then there’s the science and technology side. of course there the make believe and fantascy
LIFE ADVICE. This has been my point all along.
Bonbons come in a flat display box like Valentine’s Day candy or a Whitman’s Sampler.
Write a book. Bookworms need to eat too. Do not drop that bonbon into the surgery patient below.
Where does one buy bonbons? I’ve never seen them at the grocery store.
We have sophisticated systems for accumulating and managing knowledge. From looking at the results of our society we have yet to make anything that preserves wisdom.
Even if life is pointless you still have choices. :-)
I think the classical response would be that wisdom is good in itself, for living a good and happy life and for making the lives of those around you better and happier, without considering whether your wisdom survives your physical existence.
Chocolate covered marshmallows from Trader Joe’s are even better
That’s why I love my job. I collect and collate information for other people. They use that information in their work, and I get a lot of interesting trivia with which to bore people at parties.
I like the bon-bon theory!
Even stodgy Goat is won over by bonbons. Pig, we can take for granted….
oh ok,.. bonbons awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Reminds me of a quote from Agnes Skinner from The Simpsons, about a Red Hats group she and some other women formed …
“We don’t just sit around watching TV and eating bonbons … except TV-Bonbon Night, which is every Tuesday and Thursday.”
Stupid people make dumb choices and suffer the consequences . Accumulating knowledge and insight can lead to a better life for yourself.