75. L.P. JACKS: Work and play
L.P. JACKS (1860-1955) was an English Unitarian minister and philosopher. I only used one sentence, but the full version of this quote is beautiful:
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself he always seems to be doing both. Enough for him that he does it well.”
Such great words, and I’m trying my best to apply it to my own life. This is a companion comic to my early Find a job you love piece. I really liked that comic and I wanted to recapture that same sense of joy and fun. So this comic is pretty much exactly the same but with a different vocation. I know it’s a little bit lazy to rehash old ideas but I loved the quote so much I think it warranted another comic. And it’s my website and I can do whatever I want – so there!
- I’m a bit of a foodie (although not so much with the sweet stuff). I’ve watched every No Reservations episode, love Top Chef, Iron Chef and MasterChef and will watch pretty much any food show on TV.
- I also just watched the fantastic documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which is very relevant to this comic and quote. It’s not just about sushi-making. It’s about the total pursuit of excellence in one’s chosen field. Highly recommended.