How To Be Idle Study Guide

How To Be Idle

How To Be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson

Self-employed independence is a much happier state than employment as a slave, and before the Industrial Revolution that is how most people worked. But in pursuit of enhanced productivity, society seeks to force all citizens into compliant productiveness, even if they are not made happier so. Religious and political doctrines have served to further this aim, and these days advertising keeps us trapped in materialistic status-seeking.

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