Not Working by Josh Cohen - the benefits of idleness


A polemic against our overwork culture and a manifesto for just being rather than doing … let’s learn from the slackers

This idea is just as foolish as working to death. A person must have a sense of purpose in their life if they are to find their meaning. A person with no purpose is an angry mass. An unexploded landmine. What we need isn’t months of idleness or 100-hour workweeks. What we need is balance and meaningful employment.