This substantial article in The Guardian UK looks at the evils of the Protestant work ethic and the value of indolence.
I, of course, always understood this.
Here are some excerpts:
"Greatness and late rising are natural bedfellows. Late rising is for the independent of mind, the individual who refuses to become a slave to work, money, ambition."
"Idleness as a waste of time is a damaging notion put about by its spiritually vacant enemies. Introspection could lead to that terrible thing: a vision of the truth, a clear image of the horror of our fractured, dissonant world."
"God himself set a good example... after working for six days, he rests for all eternity."