Saturday, April 14, 2007

Being a force for good

From Kurt Vonnegut: "...we are all here on a temporary pass. And yet, like Albert Camus, whom he once described as his favorite Nobel Prize winner, he recognized that the only moral choice in the face of an absurd universe is to be a force for good. "So you see," a character in his story "Welcome to the Monkey House" says, "I have spent this night, and many others like it, attempting to restore a certain amount of innocent pleasure to the world, which is poorer in pleasure than it needs to be."


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