viernes, 28 de marzo de 2014

Ladies & Gentlemen of A.D. 2088

Vía Breakfast of Champions

Llegué al capítulo de ecología en mi curso, y consideré apropiado colgar en The Hypertextual Lounge una carta que le escribió Kurt Vonnegut a la humanidad del año 2088.
Ladies & Gentlemen of A.D. 2088: 
It has been suggested that you might welcome words of wisdom from the past, and that several of us in the twentieth century should send you some. Do you know this advice from Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: ‘This above all: to thine own self be true’? Or what about these instructions from St. John the Divine: ‘Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment has come’? The best advice from my own era for you or for just about anybody anytime, I guess, is a prayer first used by alcoholics who hoped to never take a drink again: ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.’
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