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Letting it Go, Man

The thing is, I realize, that me being angry at someone isn't helping the situation a whole lot. Like, if I'm angry, my blood pressure rises and that puts strain on my heart which I will be needing for a while.

In addition, it's like the Buddha said, that if you give a gift to someone and they don't want it, won't take it, then the gift remains your property. In the same way, anger is a gift that the other person will not take.

We see a similar sentiment in in the King James Bible, James 1:19-20:

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.


So when some dumb retro-hippie fresh out of college writes an essay about how everyone who disagrees with universal single-payer healthcare is evil, I can't change things by getting angry at them.

That's another good point, too, that those who are the youth, have the future. I can try to transmit to the youth what I think are the best parts of my culture, but I can't guarantee that they will accept all of it, or even some of it. Indeed, what I think are the best parts of my culture aren't everything that my forefathers thought.

So it's darned lucky for me that comic books have a power to connect with the youth like no other medium.

Comic transcript

Crimebuster shows his FBI Badge to one of the lacrosse team students, holding it while they write the information down to be verified. Crimebuster's pet monkey Squeeks looks up, uncomprehendingly.

One of the team players asks Crimebuster "Hey, are you like a cop or something?"

Crimebuster gingerly sits down on an old couch, watched by the other players. "No, I'm not a cop," he replies. "I work with the F.B.I. and I liaise between them and local law enforcement. That's all."

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