My New TED Talk: In Praise of Idleness By Neel Burton | October 25, 2013 To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual. —Oscar Wilde Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
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I remember reading about someone who enjoyed spending long periods lying on his back and looking up at the sky because it was the best way he knew of ‘slowing time’. Was it in Heller’s Catch-22, anyone?
But… “Le plus lourd fardeau c’est d’exister sans vivre” or, in my Australian accent, “The most heavy burden is to exist, without living”
Victor Hugo, “Les Châtiments”
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