identify with more,
Charlie Brown or Calvin?
One of them tries his best to fit in–he plays little league, he goes to their parties, he tries to take part, but his efforts are always rebuffed and he is most often left humiliated or with a bagful of Halloween rocks. Yet, he keeps trying–like Sisyphus with his boulder. He never truly succumbs to his despair because there exists the hope that someday he WILL kick that football.
The other chooses instead to opt out–indulging instead in a rich fantasy life that can sometimes get him into trouble. Rather than risk the casual cruelties of life, he keeps to himself and imagines worlds and adventures inspired by film, television and other childhood passions. He never even notices a reason to despair because he’s too busy to ever realize he’s alone.
Which one do you identify with more–the boy who patiently persists for a brighter future or the boy who focuses only on the immediate delights he imagines in the present?
Or are you more of a Lucy and just a generally terrible person?