However, whereas the contemplative gaze seeks to know reality, the gaze of the unleisured
eye is, by contrast, concerned with the pleasure to be derived from seeing rather than the seeing of what is for its own sake.
The emotional focus in the story is on discontent with the aesthetically unappealing and unleisured
past rather than the pleasures of shopping, which are passed over.
On the contrary, Pieper wrote with a glittering simplicity--for once a genuinely deceptive simplicity--but the tintinnabulation of unleisured
life deafens us to such quiet dignity.
Although writing mainly for the unleisured
student, Kline manages to exercise some not uninteresting hobby horses: Ferguson's 'delta' test of that valuable test property, the flatness of its score distribution; the merciful adequacy of 3-to-1 subject-to-variable ratios in factor analysis; the importance of deciding the number of factors by scree testing rather than by eigenvalues; and the 'collective madness' of psychologists' 30-year love affair with the imploding concept of 'locus of control of reinforcement'.
In 1925 a French philosophy professor, Edmond Goblot, wrote a book titled La barriere et le niveau in which he presented education as a major social identifier: barrier between the middle and upper classes and the unschooled, unleisured
populace below, leveller for different reaches of a bourgeoisie that varied widely in status and wealth.