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We’re Kind of Stupid

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In the very first Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, Calvin’s dad is working on the car, when Calvin walks up in a safari hat and says, “So long, Pop! I’m off to check my tiger trap! I rigged a tuna fish sandwich yesterday, so I’m sure to have a tiger by now!”

His dad replies, “They like tuna fish, huh?” As Calvin walks off, he says, “Tigers will do anything for a tuna fish sandwich!” 

The final frame shows Hobbes, hanging by his foot from a tree, munching on a tuna fish sandwich. He says to no one in particular, “We’re kind of stupid that way.”

Every day you and I are tempted, even by the traps we design ourselves. And when we fall, we become less than we can be. Without giving it much thought, we choose what’s easiest in life for us. 

We seldom consider how much more is possible. We take tuna fish when we could do better. WE’RE KIND OF STUPID THAT WAY!

Thanks to Brett Younger

How are YOU tempted by some of the traps you set for yourself? How did the last tuna fish sandwich that you ate taste?

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