It’s Friday, so Just Relax™

“If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.”

— Herodotus

You don’t earn the title “father of history” for nothing. Standing alongside intellectual giants like Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides, Herodotus was the first guy we know of to break off from the Homeric herd and treat history with the rigor it deserves. His “Histories” are a seminal work in Western history, molding it into the serious academic discipline we know today. That pioneering achievement required hard work, dedication, and….relaxation. You heard right. Push yourself too hard and what do you get? Stress, anxiety, and frustration. No good work comes from that state of mind. Listen to Herodotus instead. Block off some time each day to relax and enjoy the moment. Life is too short for anything less.

 

Time to relax

Enjoy your weekend 🙂