I think this quote has less relevance in modern America. Mostly because Americans follow a "do the best" mentality. If you can some work and take time to enjoy it, that is best. I think many people today would call stopping to smell the folower being "idle."
No. No one is truly happy. Everyone has something they want, and when they finally have it, they want more and more. It's impossible for someone to finally be completely happy. You can be satisified, but never truly happy.
Work? Psah. I just like to do stuff without *having* to do it. When it becomes a "have to" sort of thing, then it becomes work. I have plenty of things to do otherwise, that I'd rather be doing. Though, some work things, I'd rather do myself since I have a particular way of doing them... :/
working, doesnt necessarily mean working at your job, but it could mean mean working on something for yourself, exercising or just doing something fun and being idle doesnt necessarily mean just sitting around, but it could mean not getting anywhere in life or not trying to do something so i agree with it
That topic is WAY more involved that a work vs. idleness, yes/no poll. On the one hand, some people love their work, some people hate it. Likewise, some people love to have spare time, and some people go crazy with nothing to do. I think a lot of it is also a mindset, too. If you have a negative attitude about life in general, you won't be happy regardless of the circumstances, and on the flip side, I think you can make the best of any situation.
So I voted "false" because I disagree with the statement as a whole.
TRUE, and physiologically proven. There is a much higher rate of depression and early death among those who dont work. However, we also must remember that when we refer to 'working' it doesn't necessarily mean doing a 9-5 job and being paid for it. Working can mean.. sitting at home and doing art all day, or baking, or gardening, or rock climbing. Idle people dont have hobbies that keep their mind active. They become isolated from the community and often suffer from depression, arn't motivated and have no reason to get up in the morning. Hence the term 'Idle'.