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The Joy of Doing Just Enough: The Secret Art of Being Lazy and Getting Away with It (Hardcover)

| Countryman Press | 4/3/2018

ISBN-10 : 1682681467   ISBN-13 : 9781682681466   List Price : $14.95

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A sloth's way of being, distilled into 99 lessons to ponder, accompanied by photographs of these adorable animals

There is great wisdom in the rainforests of the Amazon. It is contained in the trees and on the ground, wherever sloths can be found. Sloths are a still life mindfulness. Call them lazy, but maybe what we call "lazy" is actually the secret to being alive. By not moving, sloths avoid predators. They hardly need to eat anything, because they're not expending any energy. It takes them up to a week to digest their leafy meals, so there's little urgency to even relieve themselves. Surely there is a lesson--or 99 of them--to be learned from these creatures. Most importantly, how to be lazy.Contemplative, deliberate, relaxed, and focused, sloths embody the value of doing nothing day in and day out. With quotes about slow living, lessons based on sloth behavior, and darling photographs, this book strives to capture the koan that is the sloth: If he survives best by doing nothing, isn't he actually doing something? Color photographs throughout

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  • ISBN-10: 1682681467
  • ISBN-13: 9781682681466
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 128
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