Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Bullshit or Not: James A. Michener Edition

There's an old sketch film called Amazon Women on the Moon and one of the bits is a parody of the old Leonard Nimoy show, "In Search Of..." called, "Bullshit or Not?" with the tagline "Bullshit or not? You decide." It's a line I like so much that I've stolen it for an irregular series of posts.

This week's quotation comes from James A. Michener,

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.
Voltaire argued in Candide that we needed time in the garden. Michener seems to be arguing that finding the right job is like being a constant gardener. Bullshit or not?

As usual, feel free to leave anything from a one word answer to a dissertation.