Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for September 25, 2016
Babies are so weird. They'll cry and cry, like it's the end of the world. Then, you find out they want a certain toy and give it to them, and they're immediately happy! Like nothing happened. What would you do differently? If I got upset because I wanted something, and suddenly got it? I think I'd feel really good, but I'd pretend to still be sad in order to not appear shallow. I'd change my apparent emotional state slowly, so that people would think I was faking it earlier. And then I'd act particularly stoical during my subsequent social interactions to make up for the display of weakness that was necessary to secure my goal. You shouldn't have told me that. I won't take your future outburst seriously. Waaaaah!