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The laziness? What tiredness to practice it - Lifestyle

2020-05-28T15:32:41.063Z

(GIANFRANCO MARRONE, THE FATIGUE OF BEING LAZY, RAFFAELLO CORTINA PUBLISHER 168 PP., 14 EURO) "Poltrire is an art. (ANSA)



Lounging is an art. And, like all the arts, before an applause, it requires a long period of learning, a real effort (physical as intellectual) to learn the right techniques, to manage a relevant vocation. Are you born lazy? Macché: rather one becomes, if one has the ability to sniff the air that pulls, to creep into the folds of a world in constant evolution and, above all, to fight against the Stakanovist sirens who sing at work as self-realization, at action as the first and ultimate end of the human being. "An analysis conducted by Gianfranco Marrone, professor of Semiotics at the University of Palermon in the book" The fatigue of being lazy ". A text that arrives in this Phase 2 after the lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic: a historical period that has put us all to grips with a suspended time to decline in all its aspects.
    "And in a period of forced idleness what we have experienced and from which we are slowly coming out - continues Marrone - being able to be lazy is even more difficult and excruciating.
    In reality, people do not make it, accustomed as 'is to a regime of life where it is necessary to be always present and lend, so that being compulsorily in the waist is experienced as a nightmare, a Chinese torture. Our, it has been said, is a society of performance, a society in which it is having skipped any difference between commitments and leisure, so that free time is even more laborious, tiring, performing than work. Our consumption is - must be - highly productive: we are all prosumers. we rush to the gym to measure ourselves with our flickering muscles. After the hard work of the call center, we go back to training for the umpteenth marathon. Then we go to the supermarket for the order shopping, and immediately home to prepare the inevitable gourmet dinner, taking care not to forget the directions of the nutritionist. A tango lesson ends the day. Never stop, never lazy. To revive, we chase our childhood myth: take part in the next Ironman race in an icy fjord village, making our body a car, and touching the comic book dimension of the superhero.
    More workouts on workouts, in the so-called free time, exhausting ourselves until exhaustion, with the smartphone app that informs us about the level of performance achieved by our body "." Not to mention the holidays, an excellent opportunity to target sports full day, except then, between races, enjoy long hikes on the top of the nearest volcano, "he says.
    And then here is a metaphor." The effort to be lazy, we understand then, is directly proportional to that of the life that various societies and different cultures impose on individuals: it is a force - observes Marrone - that resists another force; a personal life project that contrasts the biopolitical organization of our existence ", notes the essayist. The languages ​​of this underground conflict already know everything. According to the Italian dictionary, the lazy is someone who tries to avoid fatigue and the commitment ', which you work so as not to get scrambled, to evade the commitments that the world imposes on you. More than Latin (where piger means immobile, sterile, unproductive), it is Greek that is clearer about it: in the language by Plato and Aristotle lazy is argos, contraction of a-ergos, therefore denial of work, of active action, of the execution of any task ". And yet, recalls the author, "Leonardo Sciascia's point of view is much more interesting. In Goat's Eye he comments on a Sicilian way of saying, a refrain, almost a prayer, which reads: 'O santa lagnusìa,' un abbannunari / ca mancu spieru abbannunari a tia '. Or' O holy laziness do not abandon me / that I also hope not to abandon you '. , and which makes this complaint a kind of litany, a musical background that accompanies it everywhere, "observes the writer. Then as a good semiologist he remembers that Roland Barthes exalted the oriental wisdom of the haiku, for whom the poetry of the world lies in idleness. So Basho: Sitting peacefully doing nothing / spring comes / and the grass grows on its own. "But the apotheosis of laziness occurs in the literary world with Oblòmov, eponymous hero of the famous novel by Ivan Goncarov of 1859." Suffice it to say that in the first 150 pages of the book Il'jà Il'ic Oblòmov never gets up from the sofa in the living room, where he uses - says Marrone - almost all his time opposing the claims of all those "others" who would like him more active ". (ANSA).

Source: ansa

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