F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald about Weekend, Rhythm and Life

Posted in F. Scott Fitzgerald, Quote on September 20th, 2009 by Dave – Be the first to comment

At the first weekend on this blog a fine one about weekends:

The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The analogy between life and another, mostly shorter period of time is a popular subject in philosophy and literature. As a musician I like the use of “rhythm” for describing a structure in life. But what fascinates me most is the view of a weekend as a substitute for life. This leads me to the term “work-life balance” which is in our days very popular. Awful! This suggests that work excludes life. Poor people who understand their work as opposite of life!

What about you? Does your work exclude life? Does your life also takes place just at weekends? What do you think of the term “work-life balance”? What about your rhythm of life?