650: Foolish and Stupid Goals (Bunnies and Epictetus)

I was reading up on various stoic philosophers, because I wanted to create a comic starring Boot. Looking up stoic philosophers seemed like a good place to get inspiration for Boot. I didn’t expect Bunson Hoppydew to be the one that got inspired by stoic philosophers. Though it must be said, our Bunson is very very good at being in the present and he does try to lead a good life. I reckon stoics would approve of Bunson, especially some of the more funtimes stoics like Epicurus.

Transcript:

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid – Epictetus

Bunson looks up.

Bunson: ok!

Bunson pulls a series of foolish faces and gestures, sticking his tongue out and rolling on his back.

 

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2 thoughts on “650: Foolish and Stupid Goals (Bunnies and Epictetus)

  1. That was the mindset I had the first time I walked into the Aikido dojo: “I don’t are how dumb I look, I’m here to learn. Leave your embarrassment at the door, you can pick it back up when you leave. Or not.” Turns out to have been a really good policy to maintain through my training, as I do not learn body movements easily!

    1. The beginners mindset is a wonderful thing! And I bet you don’t take your moves for granted.

      I get frustrated by some of my human limitations in Aikido sometimes, but at least the struggle has strongly cultivated my observation skills!

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