Today’s cartoon is a view of the life cycle of the human psyche. And of senior guilt.
Me! Now! say the children, as they must. Shifting personal gratification off its pedestal as the number one aim in life is a struggle. And personal development, idolised by thousands from Maslow to Paltrow, can be seen as just another form of personal gratification. I’m still struggling.
But wait! No more words. Think your own thoughts.
Because that’s where this cartoon began: with thinking about thinking. Thinking about human consciousness, how it is capable of taking us in all directions on all (geometrical) planes and how it constantly reverts to well-trodden paths and zooms in on our favourite subject: us, and what we want.
And with me needing a break from words and turning from keyboard to pencils. I can see at least 20 versions of the life cycle of the human psyche …