Title text: Sometimes I'm terrified to realize how many options other people have.
In this comic, Randall comments on the absence of physical enforcement for social norms. Cueball goes through a list of possible things he could do that only his conscience and learned social mores prevent him from doing, before promptly receiving a punch to the face justified with his own reasoning.
The image text is a restatement of the first line of the comment, but reversed to show Cueball's newfound realization that the same freedoms apply to other people, to his physical detriment.
- First Man: Sometimes I'm shocked to realize how many options I have.
- Second Man: Oh?
- [First Man shakes his fist.]
- First Man: Like, at any moment in any conversation, I could just punch the person I was talking to, and all these potentially life-changing events would unfold.
- First Man: It's only my mental rules that stop me from punching you, or stripping naked, or getting on a plane to Fiji. Sure, rules have reasons. But shouldn't you exercise that freedom at least once before you die?
- [First man is knocked down on the ground, dazed and bruised.]
- First Man: Okay, I should have seen that coming.
- Second Man: But you couldn't! That's the beauty!