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It's my contention that the contentedly busy – a phrase I prefer to workaholic – probably shouldn't go on holiday at all. Noël Coward was right: for them, work is more fun than fun, and when deprived of it, they're not much fun to be around, and would be best left at home. Holidays are for the bored, and writers have always known that...

2011-08-19

 vacation family holiday travel boat UK boredom
What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence...

2011-07

 Alain de Botton religion atheism video TED education belief ritual morality consolation psychology sermon repetition boredom time calendar philosophy story oratory church art cathedral museum love fear faith mosque temple propaganda manipulation collaboration community individual nature universe mystical virtue diversity prayer disagreement