I still miss the mind of Kurt Vonnegut. His ideas shaped my own.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
I think of that idea often. It explains the state of the world. How did we go from Obama to Trump? That’s captured right there in Kurt’s sentence. Humans are motivated to create change but not to sustain it. Maintenance is boring.
So it goes.
Happy birthday Kurt. We fucked it all up while you were gone.