The value of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying velocity of the trendy global. Lin Yutang's prescription is the vintage chinese language philosophy of lifestyles: Revere inactivity up to motion, invoke humor to take care of a fit angle, and not overlook that there'll continuously be lots of fools round who're willing-indeed, eager-to be busy, to make themselves worthwhile, and to workout strength if you indulge in the easy pleasure of existence.At a time whilst we are beaten with wake-up calls, here's a fresh, playful reminder to savour life's uncomplicated pleasures.
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