We live in a (Western) culture that values being busy and ‘busyness’.
When people ask us how we are, we want to answer: “keeping busy”. We associate being busy with importance. If we’re not seen to be busy, we’re either lazy or unimportant.
Being busy being (self-)important
Being busy is something we strive for. We want to reach that state and don’t want to be seen as not busy.
Not busy means we’re not important.
The fact is, our busyness is most likely a cover-up for the other areas of our lives where we’re insecure about something.
How do you view ‘busyness’?
(Adapted from and inspired by pp. 202 – 204 of Finding Happiness by Abbot Christopher Jamison)