Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 27, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Start with easy goals, like eating a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. Once you’ve successfully done that, you can move on to harder stuff.

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    BasilBruce  3 months ago

    It’s a vicious cycle, and Pig is riding it downhill.

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    eolan59  3 months ago

    Funny, it’s the same way with credit and interest rates

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    baddawg1989  3 months ago

    Reminds me of that old Job Corps PSA: A perplexing problem…how to get a job without experience, and how to get experience without a job.

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    ronaldspence  3 months ago

    an old story…

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    David_the_CAD  3 months ago

    The ability to make good decisions comes from having experience.

    Experience comes from having made bad decisions.

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    enigmamz  3 months ago

    Have we ever discussed just why HE has the only brown hill in the vicinity?

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    carlsonbob  3 months ago

    The ultimate Catch-22

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    _lounger_  3 months ago

    wise ass is sharper than ever since he came back from his vacation

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    TampaFanatic1  3 months ago

    Pig is successful at some things, like eating a lot of cheese and pizza while Rat is quite successful for drinking heavily, being anti-social and trolling people on social media. Anyhow, unfortunately for many, the great sage’s advice about success and confidence is the ultimate Catch-22.

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    gbars70  3 months ago

    Hobson’s choice…

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    deojaideep aka Courage  3 months ago

    The infinite loop!

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Viscous circle !

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    rshive  3 months ago

    Wise Ass strikes home.

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    distortion  3 months ago

    You like sandwiches? I like sandwiches too! We should make a club! RIP Mitch Hedberg.

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    How about, “You have succeeded. You climbed this stupid hill. You asked me your stupid question. You can just consider every stupid thing you do as a success.”

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    Display  3 months ago

    Almost sounds like this – Position offered: Must have Masters degree, be willing to relocate frequently. Must have twenty years experience in five year old field that completely changes direction every six months. Family friendly business. Our workers are important to us. Work where you are appreciated. Must be willing to work overtime and be on call for tri-state area. Must provide own vehicle. Starting salary $20,500/year. No low ballers. We know what we’ve got.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 3 months ago

    Or you can just brag about how great you are, and a surprising number of people will believe you.

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    cdward  3 months ago

    That’s why it’s best to be born into it.

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    wilhemenacooker  3 months ago

    Porklet is already successful – at having no confidence

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    jel354  3 months ago

    Wise ass is vicious when talking about the vicious cycle.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Start having self confidence within yourself, Pig

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    Then how come that donkey just sits there and does nothing?

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    See all experiences you initiated on your own as a success – either in learning or in achieving. That not only gives confidence, but also happiness.

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    well-i-never  3 months ago

    More puns, less Wise Ass.

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    smithsilverstrea  3 months ago

    Like making and eating a toasted cheese sandwich.

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    Uninspired Artist  3 months ago

    I tried going to the big Nate community and quickly realized it a bunch of cursing seven year olds, oh well

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    librarylady59  3 months ago

    I make my bed every morning. Admiral McRaven advised graduates in his speech at the U of TX, Austin in 2014: If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.

    And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made — and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.

    If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

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    franki_g  3 months ago

    Name your next pet Success.Then you have Success and can build confidence to succeed.

    wordplay to the rescue again!!

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    Goat from PBS  3 months ago

    By this definition, life is like a hamster wheel. No one is going anywhere.

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    doesntplaywellwithothers  3 months ago

    Like when I graduated. All the jobs you apply for require experience. How do you get experience? Get a job.

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    pontiac59  3 months ago

    Can’t spell success without succ’s

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    Croc Holliday  3 months ago

    Be a lawyer. Success is spelled with SUE.

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    What would the Oracle of Delphi say?

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    Failure is the best way to succeed.

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    Eric S   3 months ago

    wipe your feet, pig.. that mountain isn’t dirt.

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    PPMKS  3 months ago

    He: What’s he got that I don’t have? She: Awareness He: What’s that?

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  3 months ago

    Some people have confidence, but with little to no discernible success. I’ll stop there; too much low hanging fruit.

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    I think you have learned a lesson, Pig. Deal with it.

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    DaBump Premium Member 3 months ago

    Ah yes, the ol’ catch 22.

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