What we formally do to make a living is one part of life. Even if it’s an important part, its role isn’t to consume all of our time. And when it does, we cheat ourselves out of a better relationship with our work. Boundaries aren’t just necessary, they are also beneficial.
“It cultivated the arts and discovered the sciences; it wrote the books, invented the philosophies, and refined social relations. Even the liberation of the oppressed has usually been inaugurated from above. Without the leisure class, mankind would never have emerged from barbarism.”