William CowperWilliam Cowper, (1731-1800) English poet, hymnodist

William Cowper Quote

“Absence of occupation is not rest,
A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.”

William CowperWilliam Cowper
~ William Cowper


Ratings and Comments


Al, N HillsCa

The evidence is all around; at least in my circumference.

Mike, Norwalk

Welcome to the new normal.

E Archer, NYC

Deaths by suicide during the lockdown in San Francisco are now higher than the virus deaths.

Felipe, São Paulo
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Felipe, São Paulo E Archer, NYC 5/23/20

Sure bro, keep telling yourself that. Hey, maybe go by a hospital or morgue to help people out, see if this crisis gets resolved faster, if you're so bored.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Felipe, São Paulo 5/26/20

"We've seen a year's worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks."  ABC7 News.  Suicides on the rise amid stay-at-home order, Bay Area medical professionals say.  I don't need to volunteer at a morgue to know that house arrest for 300 million people will cause more damage than Covid's .1% fatality rate (double the seasonal flu).  Get over it.  Quarantine the sick, not the healthy. 

Felipe, São Paulo

I wager he never heard of meditation. Must have been a troubled fella.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Felipe, São Paulo 5/26/20

I don't know anyone who can meditate food onto their table or pay their rent via meditation  I'm not saying it is impossible but certainly a stretch for the common man.  The focus of the point is 'the absence of occupation' not the benefits of meditation.

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