“…Modern life -- and I mean the modernist myth that shapes us -- is, in contrast, deadly serious. The fun has gone out of work, and if the fun is gone, what is left? What is left is a soulless culture, because in some mysterious way a soulful life and fun go together. When I would tell my father of my heavy schedule and impossible workload, he would always say, "As long as you're having fun."
Seriousness without fun is the sign of an exaggerated ego. There's no room there for a soul. No capacity to see the underlying dramas and theater that make life worth living. No insight into the games we play as we go about our politics and manufacturing and finance…”
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