Thursday, September 08, 2005

Dolce Farniente

I'm currently reading "In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World," by John Thackara. The author makes an interesting point that the English language doesn't have any positive words to describe "doing nothing," we only have negative words, like, "loitering." On the other hand, the Italians have "dolce farniente" which means "sweet doing nothing." I think humans need to have time to do nothing to really come up with worthy thoughts and ideas. I am naming my blog 'dolce farniente' because I anticipate lots of worthy thoughts and ideas will be created here.

1 comment:

Lane said...

How's the land down under?