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Comic 92 - How to put a stop to materialism

Sun, Jun 19, 2011
How to put a stop to materialism
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)
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Loungegecko Sun, Jun 19, 2011 edit delete reply
Loungegecko
lol
Magravan Sun, Jun 19, 2011 edit delete reply
Magravan
This is one of my favourite Smashes so far :D
Kevin Sun, Jun 19, 2011 edit delete reply
Kevin
@Loungegecko: :)

@Magravan: Thanks, glad you liked it. It only happened by coincidence that we did a comic about parenting on Father's Day.
Magravan Sun, Jun 19, 2011 edit delete reply
Magravan
Well then it was a wonderful coincidence, and you can reap the benefit of having been so lucky ;D
JackitK Mon, Jun 20, 2011 edit delete reply
JackitK
I can't help but feel pretty bad everytime I see one of these "childhood scaring" jokes but this one was actually more funny than I'd like to admit... guilty pleasure?
Magravan Tue, Jun 21, 2011 edit delete reply
Magravan
I've read the blog now, and I want to say that forcing your child to eat food that they find unpalatable can lead to problems as well. There are many foods that I cannot eat now because they have a similar texture to the foods that I was effectively forced to gag down before I was allowed to leave the table.
Kevin Tue, Jun 21, 2011 edit delete reply
Kevin
@JackitK: Glad you're on board.

@Magravan: The difference is that you're old enough to decide for yourself what you will and won't eat. There are many children who won't even try certain things, or who would eat themselves into obesity with the wrong foods. As an adult, you know enough about nutrition to make intelligent choices. Overall, I would say children are incapable of making food choices for themselves. The other side of your argument is if you don't force them to eat certain foods, they could grow into adults who never eat any vegetables. I know multiple people like that too.
Magravan Sun, Jun 26, 2011 edit delete reply
Magravan
I think you've missed my point... When I was a kid, I was forced to eat vegetables that I didn't enjoy, and now I can't eat them at all because they cause me to gag.

On the other hand, I never tried tomatoes, and now that I'm old enough to choose better food, I am able to eat tomatoes...
Kevin Sun, Jun 26, 2011 edit delete reply
Kevin
I may have missed the point, although it seems like this may be more of a child-to-child sort of thing. For example, you may have eaten other vegetables, but were still forced to eat ones you didn't particularly enjoy, and that was counterproductive. If a child doesn't like peas but they eat broccoli, then I see no reason to force peas down their throat. However, if they refuse to eat vegetables at all, I think some amount of parental interference is required for their own good. Take what I say with a grain of salt, though. I'm not a parent. I'm just a guy with a lot of opinions and a webcomic.