The Value of Leisure


A Great article on the Value of Leisure by ROK


“Happiness is leisure.” One of Aristotle’s most-quoted maxims, this terse sentence expresses one of the fundamental truths of human life. And it is a pretty simple one. For leisure is necessary for virtually any activity that makes us happy. Such an activity is intrinsically worthwhile, in the sense that we do it not for money or for the sake of any other burden, but because it is inherently good or satisfying. The only exception to this rule is that rare sort of work people actually enjoy, and which they’d do even if they did not get paid. This exception is something of a moot point, however, for there is effectively no difference between work and leisure if the former finds us doing what we want; that is not work in the commonly burdensome sense of the word.

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