Pickles by Brian Crane for March 23, 2023

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    allen@home  9 months ago

    I agree Earl. There are a lot of things i don’t understand.

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    Templo S.U.D.  9 months ago

    what a wise great-grandfather Nelson had there

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    it’s like ray-eee-ain…


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    Muzi54  9 months ago

    In old age, we forget what we learned.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 9 months ago

    And Thus Lies the Achievement of Wisdom !

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    Charles  9 months ago

    Wisdom is finally learning to apply all that knowledge.

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    Troglodyte  9 months ago

    Hey, where does the unlearning part come in?!

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    Doug K  9 months ago

    If you don’t understand the meaning of a saying, its meaning becomes meaningless. And even understanding what a saying means does not mean that it is true. Do you understand what I mean?

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    akiprev04  9 months ago

    There’s also an adage, “I was young and dumb. Now I’m only dumb.”

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    well-i-never  9 months ago

    That’s not irony, that’s density. Not the same thing.

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    iggyman  9 months ago

    “We get too soon old, and too late smart” I saw a sign like that!

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    niteskyy Premium Member 9 months ago

    I love this strip.

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    jagedlo  9 months ago

    You will when you’re older, Nelson…

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    bittenbyknittin  9 months ago

    Youth is wasted on the young

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    Zebrastripes  9 months ago

    Nelson is growing up with all the sayings in his head…he’s so confused….as is Earl!

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    nos.nevets  9 months ago

    No one knows the etymology of “understand”. What does understanding have to do with standing under?

    The best guess is that, to make a contract, ancient Angles or Saxons or Druids somesuch used to stand under a sacred oak in a sacred grove to come to a mutual agreement, an understanding. Or somesuch.

    Hey, why not? In the Old Testament they did weird stuff like take off their shoe in the city gate, or put a hand under someone’s thigh(!) to seal a deal. North American Indians smoked a peace pipe. In the Amazon today, there are tribes who chew food, spit it in a common cup, let it ferment, then share the drink!

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    nos.nevets  9 months ago

    Wisdom is the principle thing. Therefore get wisdom, & with all thy getting, get understanding. — Solomon Proverbs 4:7

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    ANIMAL  9 months ago

    He should just be grateful that he can REMEMBER all those sayings….

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    nos.nevets  9 months ago

    Wisdom is what you get right after you need it.

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    david_42  9 months ago

    I was in IT and what you know would become obsolete in 2-3 years; so you learn something new. Repeat, repeat,.. 36 years and over a dozen “career” changes. I was done at 52.

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    sandpiper  9 months ago

    Not so much understanding as gaining perspective.

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    MRC112  9 months ago

    The more you know, the more you know you don’t know

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    ladykat  9 months ago

    I understand and know a lot more now that when I was Nelson’s age.

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    monya_43  9 months ago

    The problem with growing old is that when you have finally learned the answers, they have changed the questions. ;-P

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    assrdood  9 months ago

    And sometimes life gives you a pop quiz before you’ve read the chapter.

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    goboboyd  9 months ago

    In my youth I didn’t know what I didn’t know. In my dotage, the depth of my ignorance constantly astounds me. In other words, I still don’t ‘get it’.

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    DawnQuinn1  9 months ago

    Problem is…humans NEVER learn. We keep making the same mistakes, over and over.

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    LeftCoastBoomer Premium Member 9 months ago

    Nelson’s parents should keep him at home more. Earl is NOT a good influence.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  9 months ago

    Earl is in late youth.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 9 months ago

    There are a lot of “old sayings” that are meaningless in todays world

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    zeexenon  9 months ago

    Once we finally have the feel for something, our delight is piqued.

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    gooddavid  9 months ago

    Let me give an example. When I was young, I learned that old people grunt when they bent over and I wondered why. Now, I understand, (but still don’t know why).

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    Ray Helvy Premium Member 9 months ago

    There’s another saying: there’s no fool like an old fool. Also: Live and learn; gain perspective over time. Continue to try to make sense of it. When you can synthesize into an explainable form, you have arrived at wisdom.

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