Leisure – Jerome Segal – Graceful Simplicity

Posted in Uncategorized by dilettanteventures on 11/12/2009

Thinking more deeply about the politics of leisure. Jerome Segal calls it “graceful simplicity,” but we basically mean the same thing. He states, “A politics of simplicity seeks a world that is not hectic, not filled with anxiety. It is a world in which people have sufficient time to do things slowly and to do them right, whether what they are doing is building and enjoying a friendship, working on sculpture, or studying scripture.”

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  1. Fabian Kruse said, on 11/13/2009 at 00:09

    Notable of that quote: The presence of “DOING” and the absence of TV and entertainment industry. To me, this is central in spending a nice time on the planet: Doing things, engaging with friends, enjoying what I call “analog entertainment”, and taking the time for it.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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