Masanobu Fukuoka on “Work”

From my favorite inspiring Little Green Book The One Straw Revolution…this book makes great bedtime reading, as you get such lovely images to dream about. It is basically a collection of some of the things he said, so some chapters are only a couple pages long–if you tend to fall right asleep when you start reading.

I do not particularly like the word “work.” Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think this is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time.

p115 The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books Classics) by Masanobu Fukuoka

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