I think I found the answer to life on this Monday morning. Well, Kurt Vonnegut found it and I found the interview where he told us about it. It’s from a Harper's Magazine article in the late 1990s, which starts off with Vonnegut explaining why he doesn’t use a computer and ends with him telling us what we’ve been put on this Earth to do. Part of the quote went viral this week, but here’s the full context. Enjoy.
Everything's a process, and each and every one of those processes involve (piss) farting around. I don't trust those people that just get on with things...
I’m farting around right at this moment, it’s ten am on a Monday morning and i am lying in bed in my pjs listening to music, playing word games, composing a tweet for X. Later on I’ll get up, shower, do what is expected. But for now I’m with Kurt. Never happier.
Instilling silliness requires commitment. I've got a boy and girl in primary school, I have invested so much time over the years to the point where I'm starting to see returns. Wordplay, pranks, cringe jokes, mocking overly serious people and situations. I reckon (hope) that finding the silly and absurd is a coat of armor for them against the enemy of anxiety and perfectionism. If I'm wrong, then no harm done.