Jack Saturday

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Anti-Job Pro-Freedom Quotes Of The Week 140, 141, 142

Why, in the Far East, the master is considered a living Buddha, but, in Minneapolis, they wonder why he doesn't have a job.
Robert Pirsig

...used to measuring the 'standard of living' by the amount of annual consumption, assuming all the time that a man who consumes more is 'better off' than a man who consumes less. A Buddhist economist would consider this approach excessively irrational: since consumption is merely a means to human well-being, the aim should be to obtain the maximum of well-being with the minimum of consumption. The less toil there is, the more time and strength is left for artistic creativity. Modern economics, on the other hand, considers consumption to be the sole end and purpose of all economic activity.
E. F. Schumacher

Do nothing. Time is too precious to waste.



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