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15 Things Kurt Vonnegut said Better than Anyone Else Has, or Will.

15 Things Kurt Vonnegut said Better than Anyone Else Has, or Will.
November 15, 2009 Jennifer Boylan

This is a cross-post to a site called A.V. Club, but well worth passing on.  Text by By Scott GordonJosh ModellNoel MurrayTasha Robinson, And Kyle Ryan

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1. “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'”

The actual advice here is technically a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s “good uncle” Alex, but Vonnegut was nice enough to pass it on at speeches and in A Man Without A Country. Though he was sometimes derided as too gloomy and cynical, Vonnegut’s most resonant messages have always been hopeful in the face of almost-certain doom. And his best advice seems almost ridiculously simple: Give your own happiness a bit of brainspace.

2. “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.”

The whole post is here.

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