Preach on, Mark. We have it so wrong here in the U.S. Sometimes I think I'm the most creative when I'm not doing anything. If I'm just sitting around reading a book or playing golf I suddenly gain insight into a problem I've been trying to solve. Time and time again I've learned to just back away from a problem - the brain works wonders when you just let it go (it helps to have a notebook handy so you don't forget what you just solved!). Life is way too short to be wasted on meaningless work.
* Posted at 05.13.2002 12:00:00 AM CST | Link *