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Optimal Work on Josef Pieper's Leisure, the Basis of Culture

Well, two things:

  1. "Anything that is truly contemplation in Pieper's mind, that is actually leisure. And so if you can contemplate while doing it, that's true leisure. And so art, philosophy, worship, family, in some sense allow for this."
  2. 13:50: If you read this book, "substitute leisure with the word mindfulness and it works almost the entire way through." Pieper is talking about engaging with what is, without putting your own judgment on it for what it should be or trying to change it to what you want it to be; it's to let go of getting things done and learning how to savor what is: that, Pieper says, is the essence of leisure, which is the opposite of leisure.