Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Leisure Laziness

7AM - Leisure vs Laziness
I've long been troubled by the meaning of "Laziness", confusing it with the meaning of "Leisure". Benjamin Franklin wrote about this in his Poor Richard's Almanac. And I have been reading Poor Richard recently in order to bone up to the meaning of these two words.

Poor Richard wrote:
"Methinks I hear some of you say, ‘Must a man afford himself no leisure?' I will tell thee, my friend, what Poor Richard says, Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure; and, since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour. Leisure is time for doing something useful; this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never; for A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things."

I have been under the impression that my watching of movies is being lazy. Now, under the tutelage of Poor Richard, I understand that watching movies is actually a leisure time activity. Wow! How good I feel to find that I am not lazy at all!

Poor Richard's Almanac
Have you not heard of Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanac"? Would you like to know more? Then, please click [here].


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