Friday, February 3, 2012

on work.

"We remain in thrall to the industrial-era notion that our work defines us: but this is palpably untrue for the overwhelming majority of people today. If we must invoke nineteenth-century clichés, better to recall 'The Right to Laziness': an unintentionally prescient 1883 pamphlet by Marx's son-in-law Paul Lafargue suggesting that modern life will offer ever more opportunities for self-definition through leisure and avocation. Mere employment will occupy a thankfully diminishing role"

Tony Judt
The Memory Chalet

After a particularly stressful week, I came upon this on the metro ride home tonight. Coincidental in a funny sort of way. And now I'm going to celebrate the end of my week with smoked salmon toasts and champagne, bought with hard earned wages earned from one of my grueling work weeks :)



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food for thought.

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