I just received my copy of Lin Yutang’s book, The Importance of Living. Lin Yutang was a Chinese philosopher of the early 20th century who became an apostle of loafing. The Importance of Living was his opus. He described it as an:
Idle philosophy born of an idle life.
I’m looking forward to reading and digesting it.
Here are a few Yutang quotes that I like:
A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
The wise man reads both books and life itself.