Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 05, 1986

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    minkhooptong  about 12 years ago

    hobbes, good insight!

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    TheSoCalledExpert  about 12 years ago

    Calvin asks about destiny, Hobbes’ response is about actions. Not the same thing! I refuse to call my act of eating a breakfast burrito my “destiny”. Not to be all high and mighty. I mean, it was a cheesy burrito.

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    5150turtle  about 12 years ago

    doesn’t destiny control your actions?? cheesy burrito indeed.

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    TheSoCalledExpert  about 12 years ago

    Well if you believe in destiny…

    It’s possible that destiny, if there “is” such a thing, only influences action, rather than being the determining factor.

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    masterturtle  about 12 years ago

    bill watterson was a philosopher. destiny is things we cant determine with actions.

    other peoples actions actions influence ones destiny. if we indirectly effect our lives with our actions that too could be considered destiny.

    examples. being born is destiny, being a boy is also destiny. calvin is the boy of destiny.

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    neopandya  almost 12 years ago

    I dint get this one.. why does he refer to not wanting to listen to his mom and dad about destiny?

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    MelbourneHardstyle  over 11 years ago

    It is because, as parents, they are always telling him what he can and cannot do. Destiny, meaning ones fate is predetermined by other worldly forces, is used as a comparison/metaphor to that parental ‘dictatorship’ that Calvin so detests.

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    bmonk  over 11 years ago

    Since we have been given free will, I agree with Hobbes: our impulses and feelings may affect short-term choices, but we can shape our destiny by our committed choices. And one of the greatest human gifts is the ability to choose what we want to do with our lives.

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    yow4zip Premium Member about 10 years ago

    That only applies to you, Calvin.

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    Starfollower777  over 9 years ago

    I’m pretty sure he already knows.

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