The Maturity Climb
The Maturity Climb
whats up with the goats you guys....
gee, this is awesome. let's climb some...
pretty darn accurate
It's okay but it's so cute!
the maturity climb
Yeah I agree with a lot of those things, but the blames self for world one. Unless you are George Bush, there is no reason to blame yourself for the modern state of the world. I suppose you could say that he blames himself for not improving the world, or maybe blames himself for not improving his life, but not the world. No one but the people as a whole, are responsible for the bad things in our world.
Cartoon goats on a mountain illustrating the fundamentals of maturity. Surprisingly it works.
This is quite good (not so sure about the Sunday-school-type graphics), but what is the "obsessed with facts" goat doing in the most-mature group? Is he more mature than the "obsessed with questioning" goat on the middle level? I don't think so. In fact if they switched places it might work.
And "blames self for world" is not a sign of maturity -- maybe they meant "takes responsibility for own contribution to the problems of the world" or something.
A thought-provoking poster.
Subnormality borders on preachy at times (this being one of them). This is stuff we all should've felt wise for figuring out ourselves in high school. Pat yourself on the back about it all you want, but don't do it in public.
I think it is actually "great form to know nothing and blame yourself for the world," though it is not precisely without interpretation. More accurately it is to realize that one cannot know everything, and the more you know about something the more unknown information is revealed; it is then not that one knows nothing, but one knows his knowledge is next to nothing compared to what he doesn't know. again interpretation strikes with the latter part of the comment. Is it good form to blame oneself for the world? not precisely, we should be accountable for our own actions and interactions. Is there a problem in the world? if yes what are you doing to help fix it, if nothing then you are to blame for the continuation of said problem.
This (almost) perfectly puts maturity into perspective. Other than the "Blames world for himself" guy, this is great.
Not flawless but has some interesting points. I'd much rather live in a world populated largely by those on the top level.
@Castigar2000: "I guess it's great form to know nothing." Ohoho. I'm pretty nearly lost for words. You've evidently never heard the quote from Socrates: "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." Hey, the truth is, you don't know much. I don't know much. Even the things you do know you have no certainty about whatsoever. Same with me, of course. Unless you can absolutely prove something, and I mean first-hand, you really don't know, you just trust your assumptions of other people and the world, and we have to take it on good faith that that's enough. Oh, and even if that's not the intended purpose, we're talking about a picture of doing something obviously scholarly (i.e. reading large, heavy books complete with those little post-its for quick reference). So yeah, real cool catch there, if that guy doesn't know anything, he's obviously not very mature! Yeah, it clearly has nothing to do with the love and pursuit of knowledge and the boundless human experiences that we can learn from! DUH!!!!11
Oh, wait. You couldn't end that post at one phrase. It seems we have another winner: "... [The part I quote above] and blame yourself for the world." Yeah, there we go. Let's stick up for ourselves. The condition of the world clearly isn't my fault. After all, how can I be blamed for the problems of the world that I've never once made any attempt to fix? Oh wait-- Now do you understand? Because that wasn't exactly subtle.
But I do agree with you on one thing. It belongs in a preschool. If there's any way we're going to teach a generation of kids that keeping informed on current politics is better than just yelling about "commeynism", it's going to be through a cartoon like this one. Oh, and so it seems like I'm doing more than ranting at dumb people, my rating is 8/10.