Doing Nothing

South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Claes Brodin
Sun 20 May 2012 19:36
After some seasons in Polynesia and Melanesia,I often wondered why you see lot´s of smiling people.I have also often noticed polynesian people practising the art of "doing nothing".Without any major things left to do on my "worklist",and with no "must do´s" in my agenda,I decided to go for "doing nothing".Subsequently breakfast took a couple of hours and after bookreading I fell asleep.Approaching dinnertime I felt my "batteries charged",and I wonder if this is not a good way to manage our enormoulsy "speedy" western lifestyle.
Since we live in a culture faster than ever in history(created and led by a very small rich elite ,influencing and creating a large wealthy middle class to build power on),we need some breaks here and there.In western lifestyle (like the old vikings bringing all their important belongings into their graves),the owner of most status symbols will be the winner of the race we call life.
A good way to manage this race,is to practise "doing nothing"every now and then.