Morals, ethics, Composition, Philosophy, and Human Psychology of Calvin and Hobbes
Beauty is relative
What does it mean to be “cool”?
Live life to the fullest
Life with danger and adventure, not stupefying safety:
Take risks, and live life on the edge!
Minimalist story telling
Also the ability for kids to be creative and innovative on their own!
On war and peace
On the futility of weapons:
Innovative creative storytelling
Inside the mind of a child. As adults we should think more creatively — like children !
Love the compositions
Arabesque / curve composition:
On freedom and liberty
Funny commentary on oppression and censorship, freedom and opportunity:
Why isn’t the world unfair in my favor?
We don’t mind that the world is unfair, but we want it to be unfair in our favor!
Dictatorship vs democracy
The joy of doing “nothing” (sometimes the best way to spend your time is precisely to do nothing):
On being indignant on your own mistake
Or not admitting when you were wrong, or when you made a mistake. Or blaming others:
“Yes” vs “No”
Modify the rules so you can win!
Live life according to your own self-made rules!
Don’t add guilt
Quiet break in the dialogue and panning out (frame 3):
Physical versus literal attributes
We should describe people via their personality, not how they look!
Make things fun for kids to get them to do what you want
Many Americans wanting more of the pie, for nothing?
Our expectations are always in comparison:
Kids being mischievous is good!
Perhaps good for their creativity and ingenuity?
I did this too as a kid at age 2// my mom told me it was my first lie. I said, “Samchon (uncle) did it!”
Create a new category via fusion
The innovative ideas of children
How to take a bath, faster and more “efficiently”:
manipulate others with psychology
Turn boring things fun by making it into a game!
Changing gender norms, in the 1980s!
Imperialism and colonialism
On the rat race
Disappointment from our fantasy and expectation and reality
Psychology, “affective forecasting”. We forecast how something we do will emotionally affect us…but we’re usually wrong! For example we think if we buy a new car, home, camera, phone, gadget, clothes, etc — it will bring us lasting joy; but it never does!