Popeye’s Understanding Of Being

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This is a tough nut to crack. But since at various points of time I have been called Popeye by admiring fans, I would fail Conrad, who I suspect thought up this title just to get under my skin if I abdicated.

Popeye’s understanding of Being is very simple.
popeye-the-sailor-3One does not need to elaborate does one?  Typical of the character of the man.  A fellow full of contradictions, sometimes soft as he can be with Olive Oyl or Sweepea or brutal as with Bluto. intellectual as he can be with Wimpy.  Inconsistent as humans tend to be and therefore endearing. And what holds it all together is his sense of his self.

You take him or you leave him.  He is what he is and that is his understanding of his Being.

For me, he will always be the greatest brand ambassador for spinach despite the scientists proving that while it is a good green, it is not a great green.

But it is not easy being Popeye. I will let him explain.



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