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Synapticism

An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection

Eight Hours For What We Will

Etched in marble underfoot somewhere in downtown Detroit.

While visiting Detroit for Movement 2011 I noticed this catchy slogan etched into a marble plaque: Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours for what we will! It has its origins in the successful 19th century Eight-Hour Movement that gave us the standard eight-hour work day. I’m no expert on the history of labour movements but the message of the slogan itself is universal. Fast forward to the present day and it is still in place—although some prefer to work a little less.

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