Calvin didn’t have trouble focusing on the world around him, he had trouble reconciling himself to the fact that the world around him was such a disappointment. The reason the strip appealed to people both young and old is because Calvin was feeling underwhelmed at a college graduate level. It’s not unheard of for children to experience this, particularly those who are more sensitive to their surroundings, and for many it was a relief to know that seeing the world without the luster and facade constantly created for us wasn’t so unusual.
“Calvin made it okay to be disheartened and disappointed by life and normalized the inherent loneliness that childhood can bring.”
He was there for us as we grew up and while we learned that things were capable of getting so much better and so much worse as we experienced puberty and beyond, he was still mired in the first grade, raging against the machine.
I love Calvin Harris with all my heart. This fucking giant dweeb just posts weird ass memes and videos dancing with his vegetables and pics of Taylor Swift’s cats. He literally has a zoo of animal floaties that he sits on, fully clothed, for no apparent reason. He fucking goes out of his way to block people who hate on his relationship and he also stalks people who support it. He also looks at Taylor Swift like she is the fucking sun and the moon and all of the stars and basically the entire universe. He can’t even stop himself from smiling and gazing at her. He is so fucking adorable. I cannot handle this man. Protect him at all costs.