There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do

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Idling always has been my strong point

On Being Idle

(exerpt)

Idling always has been my strong point. I take no credit to myself in the matter – it is a gift. Few possess it. There are plenty of lazy people and plenty of slow-coaches, but a genuine idler is a rarity. He is not a man who slouches about with his hands in his pockets. On the contrary, his most startling characteristic is that he is always intensely busy.

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.

by Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927)
from Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
image – tanakawho

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2 Responses to “There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do”

  1. Abimbola Akanwo Says:

    Good post… Love it…:-)

  2. admin Says:

    I’m glad you liked it. Jerome K Jerome is silly good fun, with a good hearted glow.

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