I might offer that Calvinism has more to do with our great terror of being “idle” rather than just the Industrial Revolution. It has deep, deep religious roots. My guess. Not sure how accurate this is but my reading indicates that the tendrils that tie us to the belief the overwork is good, idle time is bad go way back.
I have three businesses to run, a house that was supposed to sell and a shit load to catch up on. However, I’ve just been given two to three weeks of….blessed, appointment-free time. I’m hearty, healthy and just fine. Plenty of food, no TP (really, that’s funny) and a gorgeous March to go out running in my neighborhood
I turned on my NPR station, and was met with all the natter about emergency. For my part, the most responsible thing I can do is lay low, stay out of the ER and hospitals, keep my shopping to a minimum, and enjoy the arrival of my brand new
since all my real books are boxed for the move.
Finally. While I most certainly will keep up with my exercise program, I plan to enjoy finishing the rest of all the books I have left unfinished.
And that’s a gift.