quinta-feira, 19 de julho de 2012

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Porque as férias se aproximam, e porque as férias convidam ao ócio... e à leitura...

The Idler, a revista criada pelo britânico Tom Hodgkinson em 1993

Tom Hudgkinson on idleness (video)

Some essays from The Idler, by Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Bertrand Russell (1932). “In Praise of Idleness” (audio)

Bertrand Russell (1932). “In Praise of Idleness” – transcript

Excerpt: “In a world where no one is compelled to work more than four hours a day, […] teachers will not be exasperatedly struggling to teach by routine methods things which they learnt in their youth, which may, in the interval, have been proved to be untrue.”

And he finishes his reflection this way: “Modern methods of production have given us the possibility of ease and security for all; we have chosen, instead, to have overwork for some and starvation for others. Hitherto we have continued to be as energetic as we were before there were machines; in this we have been foolish, but there is no reason to go on being foolish forever.”
[this in 1932…]

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