In Praise of Idleness


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In Praise of Idleness

In Praise of Idleness

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On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs "the feeling that work is a moral value in itself, and that anyone not willing to submit themselves to some kind of intense work discipline for most of their waking hours deserves nothing, is extraordinarily convenient"

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs - STRIKE!

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"A lot of websites run on a system of having to get a post up every half-hour, and a lot of those end up being filler posts because they don't actually have that much to say. Rookie is kind of my response to that because we have three posts a day, and we plan everything a month ahead of time. I think there's this scrambling — that for people to feel like they're a relevant or interesting person they have to be spouting out one-liners on Twitter every couple of hours."

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In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell "Suppose that a certain number of people are engaged in the manufacture of pins. They make as many pins as the world needs, working eight hours a day. Someone makes an invention by which the same number of men can make twice as many pins. In a sensible world, everybody concerned in the manufacturing of pins would take to working four hours instead of eight. But in the actual world this would be thought demoralizing."

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The Medium Chill "There will always be a More and Better just beyond our reach, no matter how high we climb. We could always have a little more money and a few more choices. But as we see it, we don’t need to work harder to get more money to have more choices because we already made our choice. We chose our family and our friends and our place. Like any life ours comes with trade-offs, but on balance it’s a good life, we’ve already got it, and we’re damn well going to enjoy it."

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HAPPINESS TAKES (A LITTLE) MAGIC "Get on, make the most meaningful information and connections, and then get offline. Then, live purposefully towards happiness."

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What an infinite bustle!

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Quitting the Paint Factory by Mark Slouka "Idleness is not just a psychological necessity, req­uisite to the construction of a complete human being; it constitutes as well a kind of political space, a space as necessary to the workings of an actual democracy as, say, a free press. How does it do this? By allowing us time to figure out who we are, and what we believe; by allowing us time to consider what is unjust, and what we might do about it."

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Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

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