Daredevils and Backsliders on the Playground

Teacher to student: "Curtis! What are you doing backsliding like that?"
Copyright ©2014 Kevin Spear & Kidzmatter

No matter where you are, there is always a kid on the playground that will test the boundaries of the rules. Some will be blatant about it. Some will subtly test the boundaries until someone notices.

The same kids grow up to test boundaries. You see every day on the highways. Speed limits are conquered, red lights are beaten and accidents happen.

What is it about human nature that wants to test boundaries? On one hand, we don’t like risk and change. On the other hand, we like to think we’re different and a rebel. We like to think we’re John Wayne or James Dean. But in the end we end up being “rebels” in groups. Those groups get older and start looking like the establishment. Wow! That’s a lot of thought over a single cartoon about a kid sliding on his back!

I drew this cartoon for Kidzmatter Magazine.

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.