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Robert Klesko

Joined: Oct. 31, 2012

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Catholic High School theology teacher, considering doctoral studies on JPII’s personalism in regard to creativity and education.


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Anyone Encountered Berdyaev?

Nov. 25 at 3:10pm | Comments: 1 | Most recent comment: Nov. 25 at 8:14pm

I've been away from the Project for awhile. A change in career, a move across country, and a growing family life, have all joyously ate at my time for philosophic exploration.  That being said, the itch has returned and I want to continue my research into the personalist vision of human creativity. Of course. much can be gained from Wojtyla/JPII on the subject, but I wanted to see if anyone had any experience with Nikolai Berdyaev. His work...


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Re: The abyss of leisure

Feb. 5 at 3:13pm | see this comment in context

Just a few random thoughts because it just so happens that this has been on my mind as well, due to my lack of time for real leisure.

On the concept of leisure as "self-help" or recreation in between periods of work ... it does seem that modernity, especially American society, views leisure as merely a mechanism to stay off the demon of unrest in the workplace.  Thus, we have an improper definition of "leisure" and of "work".  We work to obtain leisure, and one cannot obtain leisure until one has worked hard enought to earn it (aka retire/prepare for death).  

I think the key here is to recapture the true value of "work" as a labor to which one is called to participate in something which gives meaning and dignity to the self; as well as "leisure" as the affirmation of reality in joy.  Work and leisure cannot be opposed.  Leisure cannot be seen as the end of a life's labor; they must be integrated into each other and thus the person may learn who they are from two  great perspectives.

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