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The Cost of Distraction: What Kurt Vonnegut Knew (via The Frailest Thing)

spoiler alert this is a complete summary. i really learned a lot from Kurt Vonnegut, read him early and his surrealism really informed both my sense of the absurd and my fondness for multiple realities. i think i gave a workshop at a conference he was supposed to key note but i may have conflated him with someone else, but as Vonnegut shows it doesn’t matter, life is story. I like this analysis on having all the problems of a tyrannical regime taken upon ourselves through our own poor choices. be present. be real. listen in the stillness.

The Cost of Distraction:  What Kurt Vonnegut Knew "The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal." So begins the late Kurt Vonnegut's 1961 short story, "Harrison Bergeron." In 2009, Chandler Tuttle released a 25 minute film version of the story titled 2081, and you can watch the trailer at the end of this post. Vonnegut goes on to describe the conditions of this equality: They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. N … Read More

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