ZNet Top Welcome to ZCommunications. The site has ZNet and ZMag content, topic and place pages under the Focuses link in the top menu - reading lists and whole books, debates, interviews, multimedia, Blogs, Forums, comments, a Store, Sustainer program, WISC, and more. Relating to Z To participate more deeply and generally in ZCommunications, please become a Sustainer. Sustainers who log in will see "+ New" in the black band at the top. You can Help Z in many ways, one time donations, becoming a Sustainer, using our Store, enrolling in our School, etc. If you have ideas or problems please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org 10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore Recommended by Esther Inglis-Arkell Here's The Gruesome Way A Doctor First Proved The Heart Pumps Blood 10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore The Potato That Killed! This Rube Goldberg Machine Runs On Light Here's the Hallucination You (and Everyone Else) Have Experienced One Bad Piece of Press Made Black Widow Spiders Legendary The Mothman Who Created An Evolutionary Controversy An Architect's Guide to Famous Villain's Lairs The Einstellung Effect Proves That a Good Idea Can Be A Very Bad Idea The Secret Twist In the Bobo Doll Experiments That Turned Kids Mean A Black Hole Doesn't Die -- It Does Something A Lot Weirder The Doctor Who Sterilized U.S. Here's Why You See Those Flickering Clouds Around the Tavurvur Volcano This May Be The Longest Con In Pseudoscience This Test Proves That Language Forces Your Brain To Create Simulations This Chemist's Story Should Become a Movie Artist Draws Whimsical Illustrations Over The Shapes He Sees In Clouds
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Progressive, Liberal United States and International News, Opinion, Op-Eds and Politics Thoreau on Hard Work, the Myth of Productivity, and the True Measure of Meaningful Labor by Maria Popova “Those who work much do not work hard.” The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837–1861 (public library) is the closest thing I have to a bible — I read it frequently and devotedly, always with great gratitude for the enduring wisdom that brings me closer to what I know to be true but so often forget. Recently, while listening to a conversation with the wise and wonderful Parker Palmer — a Thoreau for our time — I was reminded once more of a particularly insightful passage from the journal as Palmer lamented that “the tighter we cling to the norm of effectiveness, the smaller and smaller tasks we’re going to take on.” More than a century and a half before our modern malady of confusing productivity with purposefulness and the urgent with the important, Thoreau wrote in an entry from the last day of March in 1842: The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.