This is a part of a series going line by line from the Metta Sutta. It starts here. And frugal in their ways
I can’t say it better than David Graeber in his majesterial book Debt.
I would like, then, to end by putting in a good word for the non-industrious poor. At least they aren’t hurting anyone. Insofar as the time they are taking time off from work is being spent with friends and family, enjoying and caring for those they love, they’re probably improving the world more than we acknowledge. Maybe we should think of them as pioneers of a new economic order that would not share our current one’s penchant for self-destruction.
The next article in this series is here.