Between lustful laziness and prescribed couch potatoes
When is laziness important, when does it lead to a void of meaning? Daniela Strigl plays clever mind games in a book.
“The whole unhappiness of the people stems from the fact that they do not understand how to remain quiet in one room.” In lockdown, this kind of misfortune from the abbreviated quote by the philosopher Blaise Pascal becomes more noticeable than ever. Social interaction has been scaled down, cultural life is in a kind of paralysis. Does the pandemic encourage laziness?
In any case, one gets used to standing still and consuming, the literary scholar Daniela Strigl points out. And you don’t have to justify yourself for being a …
Accessed on March 23, 2021 at 7:00 am at https://www.sn.at/kultur/literatur/ Zwischen-lustvoll-faulheit-und-verendunger-stubenhockerei-101426845