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Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:24 AM

Go ahead, waste some time -- it's good for you. Here's why.

Excellent article advocating wasting time. Too much to paste into a cohrent blurb, they go over the reasons (puritanical aversion to waste, the Industrial revolution, etc.) Worth a read, imo.

The mind needs periods of rest to replenish itself. Some researchers believe that one benefit of sleep is to give the mind an opportunity to make sense of the input of the day. I would argue that constant external simulation during waking hours, without any time for quiet contemplation, is equivalent to sleep deprivation. The need to rest the mind has been known for thousands of years and can be found in the meditation traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Our hyperconnected lifestyle, without downtime, threatens our “inner selves.” My inner self is that part of me that imagines, that dreams, that explores, that is constantly questioning who I am and what is important to me. My inner self is my true freedom. My inner self roots me to me and to the ground beneath me. The sunlight and soil that nourish my inner self are solitude and personal reflection.


Whole article by Alan Lightman at the Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2018/08/21/go-ahead-waste-some-time-its-good-for-you-heres-why/?utm_term=.ec845aa14747&wpisrc=nl_optimist&wpmm=1

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FSogol Aug 2018 OP
Throck Aug 2018 #1
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wasupaloopa Aug 2018 #2
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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:46 AM

1. Isn't this why the Internet was invented?

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Response to Throck (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 09:05 AM

4. and beer.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:59 AM

2. The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time

 

I have that on my bedroom wall so I see it when I wake up.

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 10:21 AM

5. +1000

absolutely
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