Sociology

the busy trap

Perhaps the world would soon slide to ruin if everyone behaved as I do. But I would suggest that an ideal human life lies somewhere between my own defiant indolence and the rest of the world’s endless frenetic hustle. My role is just to be a bad influence, the kid standing outside the classroom window making faces at you at your desk, urging you to just this once make some excuse and get out of there, come outside and play.

Continue reading:

Kreider, Tim. “The ‘Busy’ Trap.” The New York Times. 30 Jun. 2012.

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