Is All Action A Shadow Of Contemplation, At Best A Longing For Contemplation?

In which I discuss Plotinus’s critiques of our entrepreneurial age

And indeed men, whenever they become too feeble to contemplate, undertake action as a shadow of contemplation and reason. For since the weakness of their souls does not make contemplating fit for them, not being able sufficiently to grasp the object of contemplation, and through this not being fulfilled, yet desiring to see it, they are brought to action, so as to see what they cannot grasp…