Robbing Your Creditors of an Hour

I just noticed the sidebar quote for the last time I loaded my page was from Walden:

Some of you, we all know, are poor, find it hard to live, are sometimes, as it were, gasping for breath. I have no doubt that some of you who read this book are unable to pay for all the dinners which you have actually eaten, or for the coats and shoes which are fast wearing or are already worn out, and have come to this page to spend borrowed or stolen time, robbing your creditors of an hour.

-Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or, Life in the Woods



This, to me, seems extremely apt to blogs in the current global economy. What would a latter day Thoreau do? Not go out into nature, certainly — that card’s been played., and nature just ain’t so… natural, not anymore. Would she or he go live in some third world country? Survive in a city without a job? It’s an interesting question.

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