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.
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