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In Praise of Mediocrity The pursuit of excellence has infiltrated and corrupted the world of leisure.

.. Im a little surprised by how many people tell me they have no hobbies. It may seem a small thing, but at the risk of sounding grandiose I see it as a sign of a civilization in decline. The idea of leisure, after all, is a hard-won achievement; it presupposes that we have overcome the exigencies of brute survival. Yet here in the United States, the wealthiest country in history, we seem to have forgotten the importance of doing things solely because we enjoy them. ..


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