It's often said that people are born to be busy all their lives. They can't be "safe" until they finish their busy life. Sage Kong devoted his whole life to learning, while Zigong, tired of learning, had the intention of flinching. He naturally used "life without rest" to teach him. However, it is also a science. The so-called "living interest" means living with the breath.
In ancient times, when the emperor opened the Dynasty and established the dynasty, he made his people focus on recuperation, which can be said to be the originator of leisure culture. For thousands of years, Chinese culture can also be called based on the word "leisure": the ancients advocated Qin, chess, calligraphy and painting, and today people carry out tourism, all of which form a fashion. And Chinese celebrities and scholars have their own unique style in Leisure: Li Bai drinking poems, Tao Yuanming living in seclusion and experiencing nature, Ouyang Xiu wine club poets wrote famous poems. It is not wise to understand "living with interest" narrowly, either to give up the persistence of dreams or to subvert the persistence. Life is like an art gallery full of masterpieces. If you go on forever, you will easily get aesthetic fatigue. If you go on and on, you will get a bit of feeling along the way, and then you will be full of happiness at the end. I think, to understand how to "rest" may also understand how to "live".
Modern people are accustomed to using the simple word "efficiency" to evaluate the quality of everything. If people want to succeed, they must do the most work in unit time. Careful consideration of such a view reveals an over one-sided outlook on life and an ideological misunderstanding of equating "rest" with "laziness". On the contrary, "life without rest" does not necessarily mean mediocrity, but mediocrity is often the product of "life without rest". People live in the world, if only empty body, it is no different from a non life body. We need to use the way of "rest" to precipitate and realize. In fact, I think, "leisure" is closer to the concept of "rest" here than "rest". From tea appreciation to calligraphy, people have accumulated a unique culture and a natural outlook on life, which is to recuperate and nourish nature.
Back to the four words of "rest to life", life is not so superficial as survival, but a kind of life, and even a view of life. And leisure, just provides such a space, so that people's spirit can be precipitated, or even sublimated. Zhuge Liang has the idea of "indifferent to Mingzhi, quiet to Zhiyuan", and the learning of "rest" can reach the state of "rest to Mingzhi, rest to Zhiyuan". Life has no rest. It's a highway. The speed of the road is flat and fast. However, along the way, in addition to being full of tiredness, I'm crammed with many spiritual landscapes. Life has rest. I'm walking on the railway. When I get to the destination, I don't see any scenery along the way. What I get is a spiritual garden.
Therefore, life has its rest, and rest makes life.
It's enough to live without caring