‘Live Life’

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5th Aug, 2023

The popular assumption is that no skills are involved in enjoying free time, and that anybody can do it.

Yet the evidence suggests the opposite: free time is more difficult to enjoy than work.

Having leisure at one’s disposal does not improve the quality of life unless one knows how to use it effectively, and it is by no means something one learns automatically.

Whenever, I am in need of comfort, wisdom, re-direction, grounding and salvation, I go to this precious quote by Mr. Leo Tolstoy:

“I have lived through much and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness.

A quiet secluded life in the country,

with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good and who are not accustomed to having it done to them;

then work which one hopes to be of some use;

then rest, nature, books, music,

such is my idea of happiness.

What more can the heart of a human desire?”

I shall just like to end with this with my favourite line from Cal Newport’s ‘Deep Work:’ “When you work, work hard. When you’re done, be done.”

Enjoy your weekend & stay blessed forever.