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“We deceive ourselves if we believe that there are violent passions like ambition and love that can triumph over others. Idleness, languishing as she is, does not often fail in being mistress; she usurps authority over all the plans and actions of life; imperceptibly consuming and destroying both passions and virtues.” – Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Reflections (trans. Bund & Friswell)

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  1. Facebook isn’t idleness, not really. It’s procrastination, avoidance, distraction. Real idleness is such a rare wonder that it’s almost spiritual.

    • it’s a zen thing
      an emptying of the mind
      an expanding of the unbounded selfless self

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