Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Art Imitating Life

The Buckets is a comic strip, currently written and drawn by Greg Cravens, distributed by United Feature Syndicate, and available at gocomics.com. It focuses on a suburban family and is based on the actual family of its creator, Scott Stantis.

A recently-published strip featured the mother of the family, apparently driving by an example of road rage or some other form of public disturbance:



A fair enough observation, but it is the second panel that causes the chuckle...as we see a far-too-common disconnect between what a person is perturbed by and what a person does:



I spend enough time on Facebook (too much time, probably) to see plenty of examples of people hatefully accusing others of being hateful and close-mindedly calling other people narrow-minded.

It's an old saying, but certainly true: You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. (Of course, I have no idea why anyone would want to catch flies.)

Truth is...there is a dire need to develop the skill of respectfully disagreeing with people; of supporting one's convictions or opinions without ripping someone else's to shreds.


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