More and more people in this country no longer make or do anything tangible. The default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock response is a kind of congratulation: “That’s a good problem to have,” or “Better than the opposite.”
We’re addicted to busyness and dread what we might have to face in its absence.
The ‘Busy Trap’ [read]