(Strip Number 1007, Original Publication Date, 13 January 1986)
Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Jim trounce Mike at a game of chess. When the future Delicate Genius gets checkmated yet again, he complains that Gramps always wins.
Panel 2: Jim asks Mike if he wants him to lose on purpose before saying that he isn't going to learn how the game works if he does something crazy like that.
Panel 3: Mike tells Jim that he doesn't actually want to learn anything at all.
Panel 4: He then baffles Jim by saying that all he wants to do is to win.
Summary: What no one seems to have realized is that Mike thinks that everything is arranged so that he not only loses everything ever and has to like it, he's to be mocked and laughed at and kicked for daring to want to be happy in the first place. This leads into a need to be rewarded for breathing and handed unearned victories that teach him nothing just to make him feel good about himself.