Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious. -Horace
Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle. – Charles H. Spurgeon, 19th Century preacher
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labour of the industriousness. – Thomas Jefferson
It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? -Henry David Thoreau
It is important to be industrious. Being busy with something is important. When you aren’t doing anything, you become idle. Become idle too long and you get lazy. There are many projects that can be done. Even for those that are not employed, there are things that can be done. Gardening, building, crafting, hiking, exercising, cleaning, studying…many things that can be done. The television has become a problem with our society. The internet has, too. Both are good tools for learning, but too many times it results in mindless entertainment and inactivity.
As Heathens, we should be very active in life and community. We should be constantly building, crafting, learning, or teaching. I use the internet more than many people. I’m in school for networking. I have to be on the computer a lot for school. But, I also use the internet for something other than games and mindless chatrooms. I’m always networking to find other Heathens and to find ways to lead them to the rest. I’m busy working on things such as websites and events to bring Heathens together for community and fellowship. I offer myself to help others where I can, and guide them in the direction to find what they need. My wife and I have 5 kids (combined). We have little time for other projects, but we make time. I’ve known too many “heathens” that sit on their asses all day talking about what they are going to do instead of doing what they are talking about.
Stop talking and start doing.