Famously known as "the last great newspaper comic," Calvin and Hobbes has easily stood the test of time since it was first published in 1985. Birthed from the creative mind and talent of Bill Watterson, the yellow-haired boy and his feline companion have since not only entertained us with their antics, but also divulged some rather philosophical thoughts that have made an impact on its readers, including topics on politics, environmentalism, consumerism and the like. 

20 years ago on this day, the comic strip ended its run, but its legacy has since continued to live on in the form of books and reruns. Here, we take a look at ten important life lessons we took away reading the heartwarming tales of the boy with his stuffed toy. 

1. How important the natural world is  

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

2. The irony of this mindset 

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

3. The best gifts don't have to be material

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

4. The downside of ignorance

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

5. Appreciating what we have 

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

6. It's the simple things that often matter the most 

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

7. This very thing that most of us can relate to

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

8. Your happiness should not be dictated by what others think 

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

9. Mankind isn't as great as we claim to be

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

10. And this one that speaks for itself

Ten life lessons we learnt from Calvin and Hobbes

 

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