Idlers

"The religion of industry has turned human being into work robots. The imposition of work-discipline on free-wheeling dreamers enslaves us all. Joy and wisdom have been replaced by work and worry. We must defend our right to be lazy. It is in our idleness that we become who we are; it is when lazy that we achieve self-mastery. Jobs rob out time. Productivity and progress have led to anxiety and unease. Technology imprisons as it promises to liberate. Careers are phantasms. Money is mind forg’d. We can create our own paradise. With freedom comes responsibility. Nothing must be done. Be good to yourself. Stay in bed. Inaction is the wellspring of creation. Art, people, life. Bread, bacon, beer. Live first, work later. Time is not money. Stop spending. Quit your job. Study the art of living. Live slow, die old. Embrace nothing. Know nothing. Do nothing. Be idle."

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message 1: by Matthew (new)

Matthew I also recommend Joseph Pieper's "Leisure: The Basis of Culture."

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...


~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ Is there a list for workaholics? I just finished a book by one.


message 3: by Marcus (new)

Marcus Surely Importance of Being Idle should have featured? I’ve voted for it anyway.


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