Today’s Peanuts comic strip in the Dallas Morning News featured Linus, Charley Brown and Snoopy all laying down and propped up against a big tree. Linus, the philosopher, offers this question.
“If you work real hard and you get everything you’ve always wanted, it it worth it?”
Charley Brown looks thoughtful but Snoopy the pragmatist has an immediate reaction.
“Not if your dog doesn’t like you.”
Hard to argue with that. If your dog doesn’t like you there is a pretty good chance you are a miserable human being. Since I am widely known as a deep thinker I meditated on today’s Peanuts strip. Snoopy is certainly spot on in his analysis. But I would suggest the question impacts other relationships as well.