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Lucy's Advice to Charlie Brown

In a classic "Peanuts" comic strip, Charlie Brown goes to Lucy for psychiatric help. He asks, "What can you do when you don't fit in? What can you do when life seems to be passing you by?"

"Follow me," says Dr. Lucy. "I want to show you something. See the horizon over there? See how big this world is? See how much room there is for everybody? Have you ever seen any other worlds?"


"As far as you know, this is the only world there is…Right?"


"There are no other worlds for you to live in…Right?"


"You were born to live in this world…Right?"

"Right," says Charlie.

Lucy then enters full fussbudget mode: "Well, live in it then! Five cents, please."

(Many a counselor fantasizes about speaking so bluntly!)