Hey, What’s Wrong With Idleness?

“What kind of man will feel depressed at being idle? There is nothing finer than to be alone with nothing to distract you,” said Kenko, a Japanese monk, in the 14th century. Well, I am not sure about you, curios reader, but I am one of those people depressed by the fear of idleness. When … Continue reading Hey, What’s Wrong With Idleness?

Meaninglessly Busy or Meaningfully Idle?

I don’t know about you, but whenever idleness creeps over me I begin to feel uncomfortable and usually end up doing something, anything, even if it’s not at all important and I do it mechanically. Idleness brings with it, at least in my case, a sense of loss, of wasted time. However, though my conscience … Continue reading Meaninglessly Busy or Meaningfully Idle?