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Thursday, July 05, 2012

The 'busy' trap

Fantastic article on NY Times Opinionator blog website by Tim Krieder : The 'busy' trap.

My favourite lines:

 'What she had mistakenly assumed was her personality — driven, cranky, anxious and sad — turned out to be a deformative effect of her environment.'

'The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration.'

'My own resolute idleness has mostly been a luxury rather than a virtue, but I did make a conscious decision, a long time ago, to choose time over money, since I’ve always understood that the best investment of my limited time on earth was to spend it with people I love.'

Love it.

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