Get Paid for Doing NOTHING
A university in Germany is offering "idleness grants" to people willing to do the most nothing possible. The University of Fine Arts in Hamburg said three people will receive the "grant for doing nothing" and be paid $1,900 for "active inactivity."
According to the Guardian, this is part of a research study on sustainability. abstain from activity as part of research for an exhibition on sustainability. To make it even better applicants are encouraged to choose their own form of idleness and a panel of school officials will choose the three best pitches.
According to Friedrich von Borries, the theorist who designed the program "Doing nothing isn't very easy. We want to focus on active inactivity. If you say you are not going to move for a week, then that's impressive. If you propose you are not going to move or think, that might be even better."
The exhibition in November that the study is for is called The School of Inconsequentiality: Towards A Better Life. It is meant to explore the question: "What can I refrain from so that my life has fewer negative consequences on the lives of others?"