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Advice to a Young Tradesman (Avis à un jeune artisan, écrit en 1748) Repris par Max Weber dans « l’Ethique protestante ...

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A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor 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 appears to be doing both.

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When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life.

Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.

And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. It’s to shake off that erroneous notion that life is just there and you’re just gonna live in it versus embrace it. Change it. Improve it. Make your own mark upon it.

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

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