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The Importance of Being Idle

The Importance of Being Idle

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  •  Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Suitable for: Adults
Tom Hodgkinson is an acclaimed author & journalist, having written several books including How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent and Business for Bohemians. He books h... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Why do we make ourselves miserable working long hours when we could be doing nothing instead? Just how beneficial could simply slowing down be for your health? Join best-selling author Tom Hodgkinson as he uncovers the secret history of idleness through the ages, the antidote to our work obsessed world, and proves that the contemplative life is superior to the active life.

From Socrates to the Taoists to Oscar Wilde and John Lennon, the great thinkers all agree that we need to slow down. Idleness, he argues, is absolutely essential to our wellbeing and to creativity.

There's more to the sleep-in than you think! This talk will teach you how to live in the moment, why you shouldn't bother running for the bus, and it'll inspire you to free your time to do the things that you want to do - so you can avoid working yourself to death.

Tom is the author of several books including How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent, and Business for Bohemians, selling over 500,000 books in 25 countries.

Venue: Beach, Blanket, Babylon - Shoreditch

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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