"..idleness is lonely and demoralizing."
While many would agree with this statement taken from an essay by Paul Graham http://www.paulgraham.com/gap.html , I would challenge all facets of it.... why? or why shouldn't it be? This may be a form of mental gymnastics if you wish to contemplate this... but if you go deeper, it is in fact meaningless, tied to a concept of self, worth, value, dependence and desire.
In this modern day and age we need more idleness, reflection and less business / escapism. Idleness is not 'the Devil's playground'.