Zondagsfilosofie: nooit meer werken

Een wekelijkse quote of citaat van oude en nieuwe denkers en doeners, ter inspiratie.

Work

In 1949 schreef loopbaanadviseur William J. Reilly een klein boekje genaamd How To Avoid Work— a short guide to finding your purpose and doing what you love. Uit dat boekje – en dat jaartal – komt dit nog altijd actuele citaat, dat perfect bij de zondag past:

“Most [people] have the ridiculous notion that anything they do which produces an income is work — and that anything they do outside ‘working’ hours is play. There is no logic to that.
[…]
Your life is too short and too valuable to fritter away in work.
If you don’t get out now, you may end up like the frog that is placed in a pot of fresh water on the stove. As the temperature is gradually increased, the frog feels restless and uncomfortable, but not uncomfortable enough to jump out. Without being aware that a chance is taking place, he is gradually lulled into unconsciousness.
Much the same thing happens when you take a person and put him in a job which he does not like. He gets irritable in his groove. His duties soon become a monotonous routine that slowly dulls his senses. As I walk into offices, through factories and stores, I often find myself looking into the expressionless faces of people going through mechanical motions. They are people whose minds are stunned and slowly dying.”

 

Lees hier Brainpickings volledige artikel How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love.

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