Shut Up And Calculate

It’s no wonder over 2/3rds of Americans are unhappy, with this restlessness also taking over many other ‘wealthy’ nations.

In the book “How the Hippies Save Physics”, there was a chapter with this title that describes how the American military wanted to churn out physicists for military advantages. However, physics is a complicated subject. Many physicists are as much philosophers as they are scientists. Well, the U.S. government didn’t like all the discussions and pondering going on. They thought is wasn’t ‘productive’ enough.

Well, there is a saying: Don’t Confuse Activity with Accomplishment

Sure enough, the fail rate of these physicists skyrocketed because they weren’t free to engage. They were forced to do a lot of activity, with little accomplishment.

Does this sound familiar in a modern world of cubicles, extreme busyness, and a lack of freedom?

Isn’t it time for us to change how we work, for true prosperity, which is physical, mental and emotional freedom?

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates

How about you? Are you engaged in life, or doing too much “calculating”?




2 thoughts on “Shut Up And Calculate

  1. This is going to sound a little crazy to me. But it wasn’t until I started my blog and had a little less time that I found myself being more creative at work. I think since blogging allows a creative outlet for myself that it has bled over into other areas of my life. Before I would get home from work play with my son until his bedtime and then watch some TV to unwind. Now thought I found myself thinking about various creative things and then engaging with more creative playtimes with my son. It’s been truly amazing for myself. In many ways I wish I started my blog earlier.

    Thanks for sharing likes always!!! You always bring an interesting perspective to the table 🙂


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