From the article A Life Beyond The Busy Trap by Tim Kreider in today’s New York Times.
Almost everyone I know is busy…even children are busy now…The present hysteria is not a necessary or inevitable condition of life; it’s something we’ve chosen, if only by our acquiescence to it…
Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness…
So, here are a few questions to mull over with the morning coffee:
First, do you agree or disagree with the idea we’re too busy?
Second, have we truly chosen this state, even if by our own passive acceptance of and participation in it?
Finally, is there anything we can or should do about this if this is true?
Bonus question: If you are a member of the Tribe Known as Christians, would this have different ramifications for us?
Well, have at it, patrons!