Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kurt Vonnegut says...

'Okay now, let's have some fun. Let's talk about sex. Let's talk about women. Freud said he didn't know what women wanted. I know what women what: a whole lot of people to talk to. What do they want to talk about? They want to talk about everything. What do men want? They want a lot of pals, and they wish people wouldn't get so mad at them. Why are so many people getting divorced today? It's because most of us don't have extended families anymore. It used to be that when a man and a woman got married, the bride got a lot more people to talk about everything. The groom got a lot more pals to tell dumb jokes to. A few Americans, but very few, still have extended families. The Navahos. The Kennedys. But most of us, if we get married nowadays, are just one more person for the other person. The groom gets one more pal, but it's a woman. The woman gets one more person to talk to about everything, but it's a man.'

- Kurt Vonnegut (A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut, 2005)

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