Living in a highly achievement-oriented society, it’s often quite hard to enjoy things just for the sake of doing them. We inevitably face this inner urge to be good or even perfect at them. Though, is that always a good thing?

Turns out, the American writer Kurt Vonnegut had some truly powerful insights surrounding this topic. Recently, @jodotcom on Twitter shared a wholesome quote by Vonnegut and quickly went viral for touching the hearts of thousands.

The post featuring Kurt Vonnegut’s quote quickly went viral and it currently has over 158k likes

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With this quote, the writer tells a story about the fateful day when he finally realized that you don’t necessarily have to be good at something to do it. Turns out, when he was 15 years old, he spent a month working on archaeological dig. There, he happened to meet a man who changed a part of his mindset forever.

With the quote, Vonnegut tells a wholesome story about an archaeologist who changed his mindset forever

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Thousands of people on Twitter seemed to be genuinely touched by this story. Many of them expressed how thankful they are for the author of the post for sharing it, some shared how much they love Kurt Vonnegut in general, and some shared their thoughts surrounding the topic.


Here’s how people reacted

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What did you think about this quote? Do you agree that being good at things isn’t always the point of doing them? Tell us in the comments.