In Praise of Idleness, and Other Essays

In Praise of Idleness, and Other Essays

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In his celebrated essay, In Praise of Idleness, Russell champions the seemingly incongruous notion that realizing our full potential―and thus enjoying the greatest possible success and happiness―is not accomplished by working harder or smarter, but through harnessing the extraordinary power of idleness. Russell’s penetrating insights and exquisite turns of phrase feel as fresh and relevant today as when they were first written. Arguing that we can achieve far more by doing far less and that traditional wealth accumulation is a form of cultural and moral poverty, Russell demands greater depth from our age of abundant creativity and heralds the next wave of enlightened entrepreneurs.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1972
ISBN: 9780415325066
Branch Call Number: Philosophy & Religion 170 Rus


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Dec 18, 2013

Wow, it's odd how something written so long ago is still so relevant today! After reading this, many of my views on economics and the Western world in general are in flux.


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