The Human & the Tortoise: A Mind-Bending Philosophy Comic

I made a comic!

For the first time ever.

It involves an angst-ridden human and a sorta-Zen tortoise and plenty of strangeness. I’ll leave it at that. I hope you enjoy.


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A version of this essay was first published at HighExistence.


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About Jordan Bates

Jordan Bates is a creator, entrepreneur, and perpetually curious autodidact interested in just about everything. He tweets a lot. He questions all the things. He makes unusual rap songs. He wanders the globe and writes about the most vitalizing, useful, and/or world-changing insights he happens upon. He dreams of a more compassionate, cooperative global community in which every human being’s basic needs are met and all sentient beings are respected. Befriend him and/or get his free eBook on how to exit the world of traditional work and live a radically free life. Amor fati, humans.

  • That’s pretty clever – I like that. “There isn’t a caretaker”. Um. Aren’t WE the caretakers?

    • i guess that’s for us to decide, francis. 🙂

      i consider myself a caretaker. at least an aspiring one. glad you liked it, my friend.

  • I look forward to more of these!

    • 🙂 very cool. i will keep that in mind and try to do more

  • Hayley Hawkins

    i love this!