Schmoes Learning Love

In the latest New Yorker magazine, there’s a cartoon that, unintentionally, reveals the secret of life.

Steve Roberts color photo: stone sculpture “adult” and “child” pair
In the latest New Yorker magazine, there’s a cartoon that, unintentionally, reveals the secret of life.

It’s a father caveman talking to his son, saying, “When I was your age, things were exactly the way they are now.”

The humor, of course, is based on the common perception that, 10,000 years ago or more, things moved at a much slower clip than they do today. 

Any grownup in our world saying nothing has changed in his or her lifetime is likely to be viewed as a bit slow, to put it kindly.

Call me molasses.  For you see, I don’t think things have changed one iota since the dawn of time. 

I’d say the caption on that cartoon needs one more sentence. 

Then it would read:  “When I was your age, things were exactly the way they are now.  A world of schmoes figuring out how to love.”

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