The Dangers of Having Too Little to Do


Source: The School of Life

In this video, the School of Life argues that, while we think we'll be happy once the work is done, our brains are actually hardwired to resist long-lasting leisure. When we rest for too long, we have nothing to distract ourselves from our own mortality and the existential futility of our lives, and these thoughts can be damaging to our mental health. Work may actually serve a vital role of distracting us from this despair and anxiety.

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Keywords: Anxiety , Happiness , Leisure , Psychology