Kurt Vonnegut

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Kurt Vonnegut was an American writer.

Kurt Vonnegut had 2 children.

* 11.11.1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana

+ 11.04.2007


“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something. ~Kurt Vonnegut (Book: A Man Without a Country https://amzn.to/3qFoAKq)

Kurt Vonnegut:==

“When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of “getting to know you” questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favorite subject? And I told him, no I don’t play any sports. I do theater, I’m in choir, I play the violin and piano, I used to take art classes.

And he went WOW. That’s amazing! And I said, “Oh no, but I’m not any good at ANY of them.” And he said something then that I will never forget and which absolutely blew my mind because no one had ever said anything like it to me before:

“I don’t think being good at things is the point of doing them. I think you’ve got all these wonderful experiences with different skills, and that all teaches you things and makes you an interesting person, no matter how well you do them.”

And that honestly changed my life. Because I went from a failure, someone who hadn’t been talented enough at anything to excel, to someone who did things because I enjoyed them. I had been raised in such an achievement-oriented environment, so inundated with the myth of Talent, that I thought it was only worth doing things if you could “Win” at them.”

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Kurt Vonnegut ==

  • Human beings will be happier ==
  • not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie
  • but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again.
  • That’s my utopia. That's what I want for me."
  • Kurt Vonnegut

"Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something." - Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut stammte aus einer Familie mit langer Freidenker <http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freidenker>-Tradition. Er war Ehrenpräsident der /American Humanist Association/ und gehörte zu den Erstunterzeichnern des /Humanistischen Manifests III/. In Vonneguts Romanen finden sich immer wieder Auseinandersetzungen mit der Religion. Der Atheist <http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheismus> und Humanist <http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanist> Vonnegut sah in der Religion einen Versuch der Menschen, ihre Einsamkeit zu überwinden. Gegen die Kraft der Einsamkeit <http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einsamkeit>, die zuletzt die Kleinfamilie zerstört, setzte Kurt Vonnegut seine Utopie <http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopie> der künstlichen Großfamilie. Kurt Vonnegut äußerte sich skeptisch über das Gelingen der Liebe und deren Wohltaten. Die Menschen bräuchten nach seiner Meinung weniger Liebe, als vielmehr allgemeinen Anstand <http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umgangsformen> im Umgang miteinander.

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“The last half of the 20th century will seem like a wild party for rich kids, compared to what’s coming now. The party’s over, folks. . . [Censorship of the news] is a given in wartime, along with massive campaigns of deliberately-planted “Dis-information”. That is routine behavior in Wartime — for all countries and all combatants — and it makes life difficult for people who value real news.” — Hunter S Thompson

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"The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

will be giving away free copies of Slaughterhouse Five to students from Republic, Missouri’s high school (yes, the school that banned Slaughterhouse Five last week from their curriculum and school library). If you are a student at Republic High School, please e-mail us...to request your free copy of the book....We think it’s important for everyone to have their First Amendment rights. We’re not telling you to like the book… we just want you to read it and decide for yourself...."

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incl. reading room for banned books ... 1203

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