"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Possessions don't make us happy! Situations do. Possessions, desire, covetousness, craving, yearning, lust; these forces drive humanity. Somehow each generation of moral thinkers know these things are ultimately wrong and look for something … Continue reading Jobs, Work, and Taking Control of Possessions (an updated ramble)
As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share a short essay. This may be a lengthy read by internet standards but I would like to suggest that you pour yourself your favorite beverage or if you are at work then skive off a bit and take in the wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson. … Continue reading No Apology Necessary
“Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need—a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough … Continue reading Three Men in a Boat (a book of subtle humor and deep philosophy)
"When idle, be not solitary. When solitary, be not idle," Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
Freedom Manifesto from Tom Hodgkinson I have read two of his books and five of his edited volumes so far and am amazed by how his sentiments match my own. Learn more about this fascinating writer and editor at The Idler.
"Institutions fear idle populations because an idler is a thinker and thinkers are not a welcome addition to most social situations." Terence McKenna Click the name to get a little more taste of Mr McKenna's philosophy.