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The "Busy" Trap

The "Busy" Trap
April 03, 2013, 05:07:21 AM
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/

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Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day. I canít help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isnít a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesnít matter.

Interesting that most of the user comments to this New York Times article are defensive and negative.

Cue D.R.I.'s "Money Stinks"

Re: The "Busy" Trap
April 04, 2013, 01:30:25 PM
Freedom is slavery.

People are afraid if they're not busy, they will have to actually experience life itself. Without rules, uncontroled. Man they'd be fucked then.

Re: The "Busy" Trap
April 10, 2013, 07:32:33 AM
Interesting that most of the user comments to this New York Times article are defensive and negative.

Were you being sarcastic? I can't imagine many readers would agree or at least admit it to themselves.

It's in fact surprising the paper would even publish such an opinion.