Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 09, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Others aren’t going to do your work for you.

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    FallingFliers  4 months ago

    Pig! The secret to life! Not really, caring about what others think if not all the time or as much worry or panic is essentially how we need to function. Maybe Pig, if you left the rat alone for six hours you would have the same effect?

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    Is that Rat in a Pig costume?

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    Ratkin  4 months ago

    Being retired and on a pension helps with that.

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    so much truth!

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    carlsonbob  4 months ago

    Lot less stress as well.

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    I’m totally with Pig on this. It’s WAY easy to get into a tailspin thinking about what someone will think about what I’m thinking about doing. Better by far to pick goals that are good in and of themselves and then live with what the (ahem)s say about it. Because it’s true that no good deed goes unpunished, but you can always look at the fact that it WAS a good deed and ignore the nay-sayers.

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    Fountowizdum  4 months ago

    Someone said we wouldn’t worry so much about what others think about us if we knew how little they do it

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    Imagine  4 months ago

    Like those people who leave comments on GoComics hoping people will give them likes or replies. Sheesh.

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    B UTTONS  4 months ago

    Pig canceled his social media feeds, sending followers to Rat.

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    old_geek  4 months ago

    Some people’s opinions do matter.

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Pig neglected to mention that “things he wanted to get done” were sleeping and eating. While “what others think” was doing his job.

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    Kveldulf  4 months ago

    Six hours a day? I don’t think I’ve totaled six hours this year.

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    blunebottle  4 months ago

    Saves a lot more stress, too.

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    Bwingblue1  4 months ago

    So does being fed up with over-opinionated A**holes.

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    einarbt  4 months ago

    Hope Goat has some other friends than Pig and Rat.

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    Gent  4 months ago

    So finally Pig stop thinking that peoples think ham pork and bacon is delightfully delicious dishes, eh.

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    Doug K  4 months ago

    Pig, Rat is not a good mentor for you.

    (Rat is not a good mentor for anyone.)

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    franki_g  4 months ago

    also saves a lot of money when you buy what you need/want and NOT what might impress others, or the Latest Thing.

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    I hate to say this, Pig, but keep at this and you might end up becoming a Rat!

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    Kayak_Brian  4 months ago

    I usually save those thoughts for when I’m trying to fall asleep… Not my plan but that’s when my brain schedules them.

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    Wizard4168  4 months ago

    Honestly, one of Pig’s better ideas.

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    RitaGB  4 months ago

    That works in most cases, but an artist or a writer usually values the opinion of others to be successful.

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Panel 3: The secret to a happy life!

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    SusieB  4 months ago

    What other people think of you is none of your business

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    Croc Holliday  4 months ago

    People don’t spend as much time thinking about us as we like to believe.

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    thad.humphries  4 months ago

    Why care what people think? They do it so seldom.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Growing up, it was important at the time to worry about “what people think”!

    I found my voice after divorce and speak my mind now! I’m free to be me and don’t give a rats @$$ what anyone thinks or says!

    Your friends don’t care and your enemies won’t believe you!

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    Twelve Badgers in a Suit Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’ve tried doing that, but it’s hard.

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    SimonMaguire  4 months ago

    Goodbye Pig hello Rat the Second.

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    HOTLOTUS1  4 months ago

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    ImDaRealAni  4 months ago

    Especially if it’s with things that barely should concern them, it’s usually good advice.

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    That little piggy is so insecure.

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    uniquename  4 months ago

    So basically he stayed off social media. That would save hours a day for many people.

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    Eristic  4 months ago

    You’re still a prisoner to what you think of yourself little Pig.

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    pheets  4 months ago

    At least.

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    “You can’t please everyone, so you got to please yourself….”

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    Panel one shows the tea bag, but panels two and three don’t. What happened to it?

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    He’s finally figured it out.

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    dadlivonia  4 months ago

    must be taking advice from Rat

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    Why is Pig speaking Rat’s dialogue?

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    alkabelis  4 months ago

    Exactly now if I could get my wife to feel the same way.

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    Those oinker ears are confusing … is the last frame a selfie?

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    Snuffles [Previously Helikitty]   4 months ago

    That sounds like something rat would do.

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    catmother1964  4 months ago

    I cut that out a long time ago!

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    Tom Phillips Premium Member 4 months ago

    I have a mantra “I have nothing to prove, and no one to impress.” This saves me a lot of headaches.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sadly, the rest to undo is thinking that others care.

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    MJ Weber Premium Member 4 months ago

    Pig has been talking to Rat too much.

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    jbruins84341  4 months ago

    He has known Rat too long.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    That’s actually rather sad for Pig.

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    ctbeeguy  4 months ago

    Getting to be more like Rat

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    Warhaft  4 months ago

    It does help.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Pig’s Plan is actually not so bad. Too many of us spend too much time worried about what others think or say.

    Just do it!

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    Goat  4 months ago

    Pig is on to something this time around.

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    BillS50  4 months ago

    Oh, it’s DEFINITELY a thing.

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