The works of the Iranian illustrator Alireza Pakdel criticize the current patterns of behavior in society and propose a reflection on issues that are left aside by a large part of the modern-day population.

In the images below, the artist is trying to address several themes such as capitalism, consumerism, technology, and the harm caused by humans to nature and animals who have to live in pollution.

We featured the author’s work here at Bored Panda a few months ago with his comics portraying the sacrifice of health professionals in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, right now we would like to share some of his new work that takes on a different perspective and touches the morals and values of modern-day society.

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Mishka Katira
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6 months ago

sad but accurate

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Mintchinchilla
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6 months ago

noooo...the poor birb...

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The_Last_P.U.G.
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6 months ago

Sadly realistic...

Aunt Zene
Community Member
6 months ago

hate me all you want but sweet Jesus, I'm so sick of being shamed for being born white.... society sucks for ALL types of prejudice

Paulene
Community Member
6 months ago

Agree!

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Martin Alex
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6 months ago (edited)

This is in response to some comments I see here, not the image. I think we took a wrong turn when we started calling a lack of negative a positive, i.e. calling not suffering from racism a privilege, i.e. white privilege. It creates a divide, also oddly religious (reminds me of inherited sin). We need to help people from the effects of racism, but we don't need to invent new terms, "racism" will do.

Jon Varley
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6 months ago

The privilege aspect of it is less the lack of negative, but more to do with ignoring the realities of the systemic discrimination, coupled with an insistence that, for example, 'just do what the cops tell you and you won't get shot', when there is clear evidence this isn't the case. Privilege is referred to when there is blindness towards discrimination and an objection that problems exist. Ie being privileged *not* to have to worry about the same things in the same way.

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Harold Ollweiler
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6 months ago

How about enough of this stuff for a while .

Miriam Meyer-Plath
Community Member
6 months ago

I thought this was "modern" society issues, not last century's issues. Perhaps a clear distinction of class rather than colour alone would be better.

Jimmy Rustled
Community Member
5 months ago

it is the training/parenting that matters the most,

Marnie
Community Member
6 months ago

Is this still true in the majority of states in the US? I know there are a few states that have a large chunk of racists, but overall, I mean, who goes around treating black people differently in the workplace now? I'm 53, and was unaware that we were supposed to treat black people differently until recently when the young liberals told me I was supposed to. Much of the disparity is legacy, not current, isn't it?

Jon Varley
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6 months ago

It's not so much the finish line, but the start line....

Jimmy Rustled
Community Member
5 months ago

no..not that either..it is the training/parenting that matters the most,

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Caleb Lumpkin
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6 months ago

this is a little ridiclulous but ok. i agree Aunt Zene

Amanda Hunter
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6 months ago

The person in the foreground should be a woman.

That_WeirdBunBun!
Community Member
6 months ago

Sad but true.... even more with Trump

jocelyn annette harris
Community Member
6 months ago

racism

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
6 months ago

Not fair, I was born without a savings account :I

Aunt Zene
Community Member
6 months ago

ME EITHER! LOL

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Jo K
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6 months ago

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Lol @white people denying white privilege and being tired of hearing about it.

Jarrod Nichols
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6 months ago

Lol @ people making up excuses for their lack of accomplishments instead of taking responsibility for their own failures.

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Why?
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6 months ago

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White privilege.

Hans Kranhold
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6 months ago

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Sadly bullshit.

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Mintchinchilla
Community Member
6 months ago

noooo poor lil turtle <3

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comics
Community Member
6 months ago

death like "I NEED ANOTHER SOUL BEFORE I GET FIRED!!!"

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Mintchinchilla
Community Member
6 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOONONO

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YosemiteCat
Community Member
6 months ago

Books seem to be the only escape from the world now, for me anyway

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DungeonQuestPlayer
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6 months ago

awwwwww this is soooooooo cute

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
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6 months ago

That's sad...

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Joe mama
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6 months ago

Unfortunate how some can destroy lives

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Red
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6 months ago

SAVE THE SQUIRREL

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Ellis Lenfestey
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6 months ago

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Bisexual bean
Community Member
6 months ago

i like the symbolism behind this. both sides are going to war for what they believe in, and it shows how neither side is "evil", just strong opinions. and however they choose to express those opinions, they chose to let innocent people stay safe.

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Mishka Katira
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6 months ago

realistic but sad. These made me change the way i look

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Freya the Wanderer
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6 months ago

Genuine gratitude!

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Mishka Katira
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6 months ago

this makes sense. Covid is ruining everyone's lives

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comics
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6 months ago

give to the poor

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KitKatss
Community Member
6 months ago

People trying to keep mainstream and make their lives look perfect, making their lives worse instead, the sacrifices some people make are too great and pointless sometimes, this is just sad

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Joe mama
Community Member
6 months ago

Yep

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Forty-Two
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6 months ago

Still costs 1mil in London

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Zoe Hoesley
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6 months ago

Get. Off. Him.

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Ava Musselman
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6 months ago

and Im going down like the titanic

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TY FERGUSON
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6 months ago

0o0

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Geoff C.
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6 months ago

I was just about to light up when I scrolled on to this, but but seeing it changed my mind.

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh please, I was a child before the era of smartphones and many preferred books to playing with others, including myself. Even now kids are encouraged to play, or were before schools went online. Also this: FpOXy1U.jpg FpOXy1U.jpg

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Yaarah Moreh
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6 months ago

If time is money the TV is making it all disappear

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Sonja_kitty
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6 months ago

Clean water crisis

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Ellis Lenfestey
Community Member
6 months ago

awww

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Logan Tafoya
Community Member
6 months ago

always wear a helmet

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boredpanDaman
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6 months ago

he's seeing a place where... there is no man-made stuff

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