“What does a man need — really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in — and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That’s all — in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade. The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed. Where, then, lies the answer? In choice.
Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?” – STERLING HAYDEN
“What will you do if you quit the corporate gig?” is a question I’m often asked. The sentiment is that without “work” one will be bored to tears. The world doesn’t understand and classifies work very narrowly, as sitting behind a desk being paid with money. That’s only one form of work. There are plenty of other useful, challenging things one can turn to [paid or not] that very easily replace the world of “work”. Mr Hayden cracks the nut with his “some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment.“
Anyhow, as a start I’ll spend more time visiting the beach for sunrise !