Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/25/12

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The want of occupation is no less the plague of society, than of solitude.”   —   Jean Jacques Rousseau

(Yo, JJ!  What am I missin’ here, bro???  Did this lose a little something in translation?  Help me out, guys.  Until then, be well and do good.)   —   YUR


4 Responses to “Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/25/12”


  1. 1 Patrica November 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I think what Rousseau means is that finding activities to occupy time will necessarily keep us from thinking and, therefore from developing as rational beings. If all of society chose not to think and only act, that would certainly be a problem. He compares this to loneliness and how people seek to find things to do so as not to think about how lonely they are, An idle mind…as the saying goes.

  2. 2 unclerave November 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Hmm! You might have something there, Patricia! Sounds like an argument for more leisure time!

    — YUR

  3. 3 rawheadrex December 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Rousseau found time to father five children, none of whom he acknowledged and who were assigned to orphanages. Philosophers often have difficulty with responsibility.

  4. 4 unclerave December 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Damn those deep thinkers! — YUR 😉


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