Just got some amazing nuggets from this article
My “ahaha moments” : (which one are yours ?)
- Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness;
- I could see why people enjoy this complaint; it makes you feel important, sought-after and put-upon.
- The Puritans turned work into a virtue, evidently forgetting that God invented it as a punishment.
- Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.
Thank you Tim Kreider for this great article
Love & Respect,
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