So once again the webcomic I've been reading has inspired me to make a new thread. This time it's not about escapism, but about the morals it's teaching. In short, by what I read in the comic and in the forums, who we are is summed up by what we were at our absolute lowest point. With all of 'society's masks' taken off. Us, just plain us at our most vulnerable moment. Examples in the forums were drawn up including a mother losing her temper and snapping at her children, then regretting it. The author said that while it's all fine and good to want to try and be better, it doesn't change the fact that at the core, the kind of person the mother really is, is someone who is bad-tempered and snaps at those she loves. Or if someone gets cut off in line, they fantasize doing something violent to that person. They're just the type of person who likes to fantasize doing bad things to people who they feel wrong them. I kind of disagree because people are much more complicated than that. The same mother who snapped at her children in one 'lowest point' would be the same one that would defend and protect them in another 'lowest point'. That same person who fantasized doing violent things to the person who cut them off in line might probably be the same person who would save the other person from drowning if the time ever came. It has to do with the context of what's going on, how the person is feeling at any given time, etc. Sometimes they explode and do things they later regret. Does it mean how they acted is what they really are with all of the 'masks' removed? That no matter what, no matter how they hide it, they're exactly what they were when they made the mistake? So what are your thoughts?