The Cult of Busy

“Some of the best thinkers throughout history had some of their best thoughts while going for walks, playing cards with friends, little things, things that generally would not be considered the hallmarks of busy people. It’s the ability to pause, to reflect, and relax, to let the mind wander, that’s perhaps the true sign of time mastery, for when the mind returns it’s often sharper and more efficient, but most important perhaps, happier than it was before.”  –  Scott Berkun

This quote from Scott Berkun’s blog post The Cult of Busy really speaks to me for some reason. It makes me want to throw my television out the window, spend more time reading, or just plain do nothing to leave time for unexpected detours or adventures. I think I’ll challenge myself to take a break from television this week {except for the Office that is}.

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One Response to “The Cult of Busy”

  1. jacob Says:

    I would totally recommend shutting off the tube for a week. Since we don’t have cable all we watch are movies, which is about once or twice a week via Netflix. It is really refreshing and empowering to not have your thoughts guided by someone else. No commercials telling you what to buy or where to go or how to look. No lame local news talking about Sally-O’s car hit Billy-Joe’s truck and how they started a fist fight and then blamed it on teachers and the local school.

    I suppose it helped that neither of us had TVs in our rooms in college…i was weened off TV in because of studio and now, work is so busy that we would barely have time to watch anyway. But i do look forward to those moments where there is “nothing to do” and we don’t sit down on the couch.

    Good luck. It’s worth it.

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