Realists vs. Idealists
(back to Humor)

I encountered a cartoon on this theme many decades ago, perhaps in the New Yorker, cut it out, mounted it on framing stock, and kept it posted where I worked. It has since been lost, but I've tried to approximate it here, because, although at heart I believe that realism can only be pessimism these days, and I am fundamentally a pessimist, I'm aware of many of the positive things being done in the world (e.g., as covered in YES! Magazine), and this is one way to celebrate them.

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