The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes.com


This is something I've been trying to say for a while now, but I haven't had the time. Thanks to the author, Tim Kreider, for taking the time.

The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes.com by Tim Kreider: Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. 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 — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.
Read more

Popular posts from this blog

Rick Bragg's Torn Lampshade

Sunset from Birmingham's Ruffner Mountain

Wreck found by reporter may be last American slave ship, archaeologists say | AL.com