The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacation

1st Edition

Al Gini

Routledge
Published April 27, 2006
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9780415978699 - CAT# RT696X

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Summary

Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity.

From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Being lazy demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.

 

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