Posted by Pamela on March 29, 2006
In Reply to: Re: Work while you work; play while you play posted by David FG on March 28, 2006
: : Work while you work; play while you play
: : what is the meaning of this phrase; just to mean concentrate one thing you do ?
: Yes, I would say so, but also don't let pleasure intrude upon your working time, or work upon your leisure. Not sure if it is such good advice, though.
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/theodorado212714.html claims that the full version of the quote is: "Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline." Theodor Adorno. Sounds like Adorno thought that "repressive self-discipline" was a bad thing, and so DFG's caveat that "work while you work and play while you play" is not always good advice has support. pamela