In Italian, 'il dolce far niente' translates to 'the sweetness of doing nothing.' Perhaps some readers are familiar with the term made popular by best selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote 'Eat, Pray, Love', later made into a film starring Julia Roberts.
In Australia we generally view 'doing nothing' as being lazy. It's all about conforming and ticking societal boxes, that prove we are worthy, hardworking and useful. I am not for one moment, suggesting you give up your job and become a couch spud. It's our labours, that allow us our pleasures.
I do think we could incorporate some European thought into our Australian way of life though. We are a pretty laid back culture as is, but what the hell
The Sweetness Of Doing Nothing is about 'being', a way of life free of guilt yet copious in pleasure. Less focus on work and more focus on eating, drinking, sleeping, lovemaking and daydreaming. Sound good? Where you derive your sweetness is up to you.