Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

* Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

I agree with the author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less that the current mania for not just appearing to be very busy, but wearing it as a badge of honor, is silly and destructive.

But the book is written from a bubble (and addressed clearly at the same bubble) so the point of ridicule. Do you want to be like Bill Gates? Like Charles Darwin? Like Winston Churchill? Then schedule deliberate rest, limit work to 4 hours a day, and please take a nap (never mind that the august characters being cited did not all follow this specific prescription). And why are all the role models male (except for Barbara McClintock)? It does seem like an oversight rather than a deliberate choice, but it left me wondering…


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