Thursday, April 2, 2020

the good life.............................?

     True leisure, however, is neither a luxury nor a vice.  It is as vital to our brains as Vitamin C is to our bodies.   There's not a person on earth who on their deathbed thinks, "Had I only put a few more hours at the office or sat in front of the tube some more."  Sure, swimming in a sea of spare time will not be easy.  A twenty-first century education should prepare people not only for joining the workforce, but also (and more importantly) for life.  "Since men will not be tired in their spare time," the philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote in 1932, "they will not demand only such amusements as are passive and vapid."
      We can handle the good life, if only we take the time.

-Rutger Bregman, Utopia For Realists:  How We Can Build the Ideal World

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