Sunday, 14 November 2010
The Idle Historian, naturally, belongs to a facebook group called "Idlers of the World Unite!" In true idling style, posts to the group's wall are rare. Its members are too busy idling. One post epitomizes the spirit: "Took all the motivation I could muster to join this group - now I'm going for a lie down."
Lately, however, a fellow named Glenn has posted a series of idling tunes. One of which pokes fun at "Fulfilling One's Potential" corporate management-speak. While no one disputes the value of goals and the quiet satisfaction of achievement, it is equally true that the use of these meaningless slogan and buzzwords usually just serves as a cloak for the dissolution of the individual soul into the corporate machine.
And finally, a piece of pure whimsy, inspired by the daydreaming chapter of How to Be Idle, the excellent book by Tom Hodgkinson, who is also editor of The Idler journal: