Just a quick post highlighting this post which in turn recommends the “essential” material of the anti-work catalog. I’d be remiss if if I didn’t add some of my own recommendations. Specifically, Andre Gorz Crisis of Work and Claire Wolf’s Dark Satanic Cubicles which I think are both well worth the read in their own right.
The list itself had a few I had never read
On another note here is a link that talks about quotes for or against laziness, here are a few of my favorites:
To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), “The Critic as Artist”
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Zeal has killed off far more people than laziness.
It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)
I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention—invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976), An Autobiography
Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
That page led me to led The Idler’s Glossary which I had no idea was a thing until now. This might be something I’ll look into buying some time in the future. As it is though, I have five books I still have to review for this site…so maybe I’ll hold off for a bit.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly I apologize for the lack of content lately. I went to Boston for a few days for Mother’s Day, Age of Ultron, a Steampunk convention and so I was a bit busy to say the least.
Also, I’m finally getting close to finishing up my backlogged list of recommendations from other people (there are six left as of now, in case you’re curious) so I’ll hopefully end that before I get a bit more busy on a rather consistent level.
I don’t want to announce anything yet but if things go well (“well”) then I’ll have a sort of surprising announcement in the next week or so (or less? hard to tell).
Till then, happy slacking!