How to be Idle

Raised Beds

Tom Hodgkinson is running a new 6 part online course on How to be Idle. Week 5 is explained as follows:

Lesson Five: Contemplation and the science of idling This week we will look at the concept popularly known today as “mindfulness”, but which we would rather call “contemplation” or even “doing nothing”. We’ll also look at the causes and cures of depression or what used to be known as “melancholy”. We’ll study the latest research on the science of idling, which shows what the brain does when it is apparently idle. –

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