Cartoonists and reality

Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine

I love this cartoon in Sunday’s morning paper. Shakespeare noted long ago that, “Many a true word is spoken in jest.” And cartoonists sometimes have a way of almost inadvertently portraying what’s real, accentuating what is both obvious and not often reflected upon; in this case zeroing in on a common character flaw: People credit themselves for their good points and blame heredity (genes) or their environment (society & upbringing) for their bad points, thus sidestepping any personal accountability: Disconnect indeed.

As much as most people relish taking credit for their good qualities, they shun taking responsibility for their bad ones, and sadly, when that happens it hinders personal growth and development.

Is it any wonder we live in such a disconnected world?


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