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In Praise of Idleness


On Jun 3, 2014 mack paul wrote:

 When I was in college, I had a great reverence for the romantic poets of the 19th century, Wordsworth and Coleridge.   I wasn't aware that there is a gulf between the thinking class and the working class.  The thinking class gets to avoid the heavy lifting of the working class.   Bertrand Russell was, of course, a member of the privileged thinking class, as is everyone involved in contemporary western Buddhism.   We get to avoid the drudgery and rhapsodize about doing nothing.   


On Jun 3, 2014 Carol wrote:

 Way to go!! Got it in one!

 
On Jun 3, 2014 pam wrote:

 I don't know when I garden or shovel snow, I have a lot of time to think.  It's the computer time that appears to occupy my brain too much.

 

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