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Who knew that a 6 year old kid and a talking tiger could teach you about life better than any therapist or motivational speaker out there!

It's not just the comedy factor that makes their lessons more interesting, it's their innocent and simple outlook towards the world and life, that we adults often tend to ignore.

Bill Watterson, the iconic illustrator of Calvin & Hobbes has been inspiring us to look at the journey called life, relationships, our jobs, our family and the world around us a lot differently, and perhaps in its own silly way, more clearly.




Happiness
Calvin: "Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!"


Humor
Calvin: The world bores you when you’re cool.Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us?
Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.
Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.


Surprises
Calvin: Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.


Art
Calvin: People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.


Aliens
Calvin: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.


Expectations
Hobbes: So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met?


Creativity
Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
Hobbes: What mood is that?
Calvin: Last-minute panic.


A Bad Day
Calvin: To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible.


Life
Calvin: Life's a lot more fun when you aren't responsible for your actions.

Calvin: “Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine and valleys of frustration and failure.”

Calvin: There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

Calvin: That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse.


Knowledge
Calvin: As far as I'm concerned, if something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway.


Conversations
Calvin: Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we can think faster than we speak?.
Hobbes: Probably so we can think twice.


Smoking
Hobbes: Look, it says you have to be eighteen to buy cigarettes.
Calvin: EIGHTEEN?!? By then I'll know better!


Disappointments
Calvin: Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words.


Friendship
Calvin: Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.


Gift
Hobbes: The best presents don't come in boxes.


Work
Calvin: There's an inverse relationship between how good something is for you, and how much fun it is.

Calvin: I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. Irealized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poorreasoning and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog.


Principles
Calvin: I don't need to compromise my principles, because they don'thave the slightest bearing on what happens to me anyway.


So True
Hobbes: I guess there's no harm in a little wishful thinking.


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5 Responses to '21 Profound Life Lessons That Calvin & Hobbes Taught Me'

  1. SantaQua Said,
    http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/04/21-profound-life-lessons-that-calvin.html?showComment=1334401042443#c2346857400754054386'> April 14, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    Who knew that a 6 year old kid and a talking tiger could teach you about life better than any therapist

     

  2. http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/04/21-profound-life-lessons-that-calvin.html?showComment=1334560621356#c157269692316224758'> April 16, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    The best presents don't come in boxes.

     

  3. INTJ Said,
    http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/04/21-profound-life-lessons-that-calvin.html?showComment=1338993998755#c9005992486951147059'> June 6, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    I always post "Calvin's prayer" at my desk:

    Calvin: "Know what I pray for?"
    Hobbes: "What?"
    Calvin: "The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference."
    Hobbes: "You should lead an interesting life."
    Calvin: "Oh, I already
    do!"

     

  4. Ejunkieblog Said,
    http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/04/21-profound-life-lessons-that-calvin.html?showComment=1339061598197#c3240240244210711651'> June 7, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    Beautifully motivating. :)

     

  5. bhavi Said,
    http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/04/21-profound-life-lessons-that-calvin.html?showComment=1363201293203#c7500368551993240477'> March 13, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    What about love??

     

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