There must be more to this

Two Vonnegut drawings

When I saw this rhyme on a Kurt Vonnegut doodle recently, it stuck with me for a few days. I liked the idea … telling yourself you understand something is akin to going to sleep or taking a rest. There is more to the rhyme:

“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder ‘why, why, why?’
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”

― Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle

A somewhat similar idea I read somewhere defines a conclusion as the point where you decide to stop thinking.

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  1. I’m not the only one who thinks it’s time to read Cat’s Cradle. I’m 19th in line for one of the library’s 4 ebook copies.

    Update. No need to wait for it. I got a free copy from

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