21st Century: Query 123 (Kurt Vonnegut)
“People need good lies. There are too many bad ones.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut was an American Sci-fi writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction, with further collections being published after his death. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).
How is the proliferation of “too many bad [lies]” especially true in 2020?
When might a lie be preferable over the truth?
What is a “good lie”?
In fact, is there really such a thing as “a good lie”? Why or why not?