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"See You Later, Alligator" is a 1950s rock and roll song written and first recorded by American singe
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✌.|•͡˘‿•͡˘|.✌Nº162 See you later alligator, after while crocodile 🏃🐊
By Jon Woodroof • Issue #162 • View online
See You Later, Alligator” is a 1950s rock and roll song written and first recorded by American singer-songwriter Bobby Charles. The song was a Top Ten hit for Bill Haley and His Comets in 1956 in the United States. (read more on Wikipedia)
Alligators and crocodiles are also known for relaxing in the sun.
Something quite a few people are doing today here in Amsterdam as Easter weekend kicks off. And the Dutch know a thing or two about work-life balance. (hint: they’re the very best at it globally)
Aytekin Tank of JotForm wrote about the Power of Doing Nothing at All. His post on doing what matters vs. busy-bragging starts with an allegory of a young crocodile who is trying to understand how an older croc gets bigger results without running himself ragged.
Tank’s point? As a young founder, he was a lot like the young crocodile — believing that he always had to be doing something to get results.
“All of us have a problem with busyness. But being busy and being successful are not one in the same.”
He ends the article with the idea of a digital sabbath. The concept of giving your brain space to think by stepping away from the daily grind and simply doing nothing. Your mind will have time to stumble upon new ideas and further process old ones.
Besides, what if work dominated your every moment, would life be worth living? ( ⇽ pro tip, click that one and reassess how much your work dominates your life, Andrew also writes a newsletter here on Revue!). The reality is that we’re not far off from Josef Pieper’s concept of ‘Total work’. In his book, Leisure: The Basis of Culture (1948), Pieper describes the process by which human beings are transformed into workers and nothing else.
What’s the moral of the story?
Most of us indeed do have to work but do we know when to leave our phones outta sight, laptops closed & simply say see you later alligator? I think you may agree, it is more vital than ever.
As always, thank you for reading!
with appreciation,
Jon
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Here's to saying see you later alligator to 'Total work' this week(end)!
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