In Paradise, people are busy with endless work. Work is joyful. Creation is joyful. In hell, people are busy with endless rest, entertainment and games. Life in hell is filled with monstrous suffering. An eternity without meaning, what could be worse? No amount consolation and joy not will save sinners from this nightmare.
Rolling stone is a symbol of a successful and happy person. The meaning of our life is to roll the stone joyfully. Sisyphus labor is a symbol of how the stone is rolled without pleasure, a symbol of the primacy of the goal before the process.
Instead of losing time waste it on doing something. As labor may even result in some marvel. Experience, skills, new contacts- it will be there... And money? Well money is not the main Money likes those who are loved by fate. And fate loves those who have friends...
P.S. Fate,money and friends like beautiful and useful people. And a beautiful useful person is someone who has useful skills, common sense and a safe base of some philosophical- ethical code. Become a person of this kind and things will be favorable for you.
It doesn't matter what they do but it matters who does it. The more perfect and unique a doer is, the more interesting results this doer will produce, even though we never know what exactly will come out of it.
The main mistake of the existing economical science is to proclaim the increase of labor efficiency and productivity, cost decrease, mass production etc. as the primary aim of global economics. This is the direct way to the overproduction crisis and poverty among average people.
Nietzsche and other philosophers of the kind were fond of comparing pleasures with swinishness. Some may ask why. For example, if one built a house, grew a tree, painted a great picture or baked a nice pie. And now this person stands and sees the results of the work he or she did and feels great human pleasure. Constructive work brings the strongest satisfaction and pleasure. So what does this kind of pleasure have to do with swinishness?
And what does it have to do with swinishness when one joys in one's children success or when one is happy about hearing tender words from a beloved person... Nothing of the kind has anything to do with swinishness.
Swinishness takes place when one doesn't bind the sack before it's full and runs to extremes.
Among all human sins it's injustice that resembles swinishness most of all.
Working helps one get satisfaction by various means. Working is an original source of pleasure as it's possible to get pleasure right from the process of working or its results. But working also lets one earn money and get to secondary sources of pleasure - entertainment, fun or food. There are even tertiary sources of pleasure. You may buy sweets and share it with children and acting this good way will bring you real pleasure.
Any heroic sententiosity about how one should overwork is a major stupidity. This mode is good for struggling, just for a short period of time or for salvation. While during longer time it leads to exhaustion, fatigue, lost productivity, lack of diligence, mistakes and faults. What's more, it all leads to a person's apathy and diseases and lack of working activity. It's necessary to work with feeling, wit, and punctuation to be effective and avoid overproduction. And bosses who don't get it should be caned.
My friend, find out for yourself what you are seeking in this book. If you are looking for pleasure, it is not there. However, if you are looking for joy, you will find it. Truth is joyful. Truth is like gold. Gold extraction is hard work. So if you are looking for rest, you will find no rest in the books of Variothoughts. You will find hard work, though. Work is joyful. The more your brain reflects, the stronger it becomes. Strength is joyful. He who possesses strength is a hero. Heroes are joyful.
The sententiosity about how one should work and go all out, is really harmful in itself. As doing things this way will lead to a person's fatigue and degradation. What's more, finally it will significantly slow down a person's efficiency. Spending 20% of time and efforts on work is the best variant as the remaining time and efforts should be spent on self-development, rest and sport.
There are no useless people. Anyway, a person can be a consumer. Consumers are useful: they create a market so that creators would have work to do. And who would they work for if their labor was unneeded? Thus, creators would die of hunger if there was no work for them to do.
I dare say that a sophisticated consumer is loved by God. A sophisticated consumer appreciates unique and perfect things as well as wonderful and weird ones, and providence likes such people and gives them money for new purchases.
It's possible to forgive weaknesses incident to some good person. But no one would forgive a useless person as the fruits of this person's labour are not so precious that life and other people would love it and forgive this busy bee for its faults and sins.
Any action and any process is beautiful. It resembles burning fire or flowing water. Someone's work is a beautiful thing that one may watch for a long time and feel amused and relaxed.
We tend to trust anything that works or moves and runs like clockwork without any failure. This sequence makes its spectators amused. We tend to trust anything that does its work in a confident way and without sudden movements.
Angels are those who dig the air, and from the outside it seems as if they fly easily and naturally. Demons are those who fly underground, miners and diggers, their work seems incredibly hard. But, essentially, that angels, that demons – very similar. Dig the air is not less difficult than to cut through the granite, and to fly through the granite is not harder than to bite the air.
In case you may not know I make it clear... Selling is the heaviest work in the world, that's why if someone asks you tow work as a seller... it's not about their generous soul... but the desire to earn money by means of your cheap slave labor.