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In Praise of Idleness


On Jun 7, 2014 Bob Swandby wrote:

 "Time for reflection and thinking is being squeezed in favor of increasing action."  I think that is a comment
that reflects much of current western civilization and for me it is sad.  It does take leisure and reflection
to be creative and to look at problems and find solutions.  Our need for more "stuff" created by advertising
is an illusory vicious cycle that robs us of real joy and satisfaction and connecting to the land that sustains us.
Read "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn.



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