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“Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god”*…

 

A wild beast, a god… or just aging:

Time with friends, colleagues, siblings, and children diminishes over the course of a lifetime. The older we get, the person we spend the most time with is the one we see in the mirror.

That’s the conclusion of a recent, fascinating analysis of data from the American Time Use Survey, an annual census by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics of how Americans spend their hours…

More at “These charts show who you’ll spend your time with across your lifetime.”

* Aristotle

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As we wince at Sartre’s observation that “if you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company,” we might send courteous birthday greetings to Giovanni della Casa; he was born on this date in 1503.  A Florentine poet, diplomat, and inquisitor, he is best remembered as a writer on etiquette and society, especially for his famous 1558 treatise on polite behavior, Il Galateo overo de’ costumi.

Portrait of Giovanni della Casa by Jacopo Pontormo

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Written by LW

June 28, 2017 at 1:01 am

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