Breakfast of Champions and Cultivation Theory (and Free Will)

Content warning: mental illness, fictitious violence, suicide, and a brief discussion of current events

Breakfast of Champions, on the counter at Waffle House

I first read Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut when I was in my preteens. I was way, way too young to understand it, but I did recognize that it was probably the best work of literature I had encountered thus far. I had recently come up with the idea…