Life and Living Well

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I shall not drag out my own soapbox. Instead, I urge you to read a post by MARIA POPOVA -- highlighting the best of a graduation speech given by Bill Watterson, the artist/creator of the cartoon series 'Calvin and Hobbs', at Kenyon College back in 1990.
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>> Advice on Life and Creative Integrity - May 20, 1990 <<
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“The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.”

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The other entry I urge you to scan is a nice comic strip by Bill Watterson posted by Zen Pencils. At the bottom is a sweet write up on the trials and tribulations the Mr. Watterson went through to produce the Calvin and Hobbes strips that became award winning art.
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>> Zen Pencils: #128 - Bill Watterson: A Cartoonist's Advice <<
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I will say this... the cartoon presented makes an excellent case for 'finding your best life'... which may not always be your 'make the fastest fame (or money) life' and may not be what 'is expected'. And, that's okay. This is YOUR life to live.

Same for the after notes. Mr. W. had to work hard and fight hard for his art and characters. Their timeless snippets of wisdom / parable / and wit show that 'he had something special going on'. The results made the blood, sweat, and tears more than worth shedding.
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oops -- this was a double entry.
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