“Isn’t he a bit like you and me?”

Calvin’s a delusional little guy, but you gotta love him:

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“When your life is always a part of your surroundings–in other words, when you are called back to yourself, in the present moment–then there is no problem. When you start to wander about in some delusion which is something apart from you yourself, then your surroundings are not real anymore, and your mind is not real anymore. If you yourself are deluded, then your surroundings are also a misty, foggy delusion. Once you are in the midst of delusion, there is no end to delusion. You will be involved in deluded ideas one after another. Most people live in delusion, involved in their problem, trying to solve their problem. But just to live is actually to live in problems. And to solve the problem is to be a part of it, to be one with it.”

– Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, 1970

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Post title taken from “Nowhere Man” by Lennon & McCartney

Calvin and Hobbes is the product of cartoonist Bill Watterson. Although the strip concluded its run in 1995, it is still syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing

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