Posted 218 days ago
I think that the belief that leisure is a uniquely human trait, or that our relationship with leisure or happiness is drastically different to the past is wrong. Sure, there are things that have changed, technologies that change how we relate to things in the world, but happiness is a holiday man emotion, not something relative to some civilization or lifestyle.
People in the past experiences anxiety, happiness, etc just as we do. It's hard-wired into our biology. Thinking that we life in this unique moment of history is absurd.