Remember, for everything you have lost, you have gained something else. Without the dark, you would never see the stars

by CHARLIE BROWN

 

Charles M. Schulz introduced to the funny papers a group of children who told one another the truth:

‘I have deep feelings of depression,’ a round-faced kid named Charlie Brown said to an imperious girl named Lucy in an early strip. ‘What can I do about it? ’‘Snap out if it,’ advised Lucy.

As a shrink, Lucy was ineffective. Charlie Brown continued to be plagued not only with depression but with other types of angst as well. Probably at least in part because, like Charlie Brown, Schulz himself had similar issues.

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