Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport. --Pope Francis

Leisure: The Basis of Culture

Leisure: The Basis of Culture

Oct 15, 2015-- "Today, in our culture of productivity-fetishism, we have succumbed to the tyrannical notion of 'work/life balance' and have come to see the very notion of 'leisure' not as essential to the human spirit but as self-indulgent luxury reserved for the privileged or deplorable idleness reserved for the lazy." Maria Popova draws from the wisdom of classic and contemporary philosophers, scientists, and spiritual leaders to challenge our current notion of leisure and suggests instead that leisure is sacred and essential for human progress. (7326 reads)


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Take ActionAcknowledge that you will never cross off all the things on your to-do list. Set aside some time this weekend to do nothing and celebrate that time.



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