Balancing act: Do you think busyness is a virtue?

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  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    April 23, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    I have noticed there is a definite negative connotation with NOT being busy. If you aren't busy and trying to achieve 600 things at a time, then you must be lazy. I think we often times make ourselves busy with things we don't really need to do. You would think with all of the conveniences of modern living we would have more free time than ever, and in reality I think we do have more discretionary time than ever, we just choose to fill it up with even more stuff.

    I personally try to keep my life pretty simple, with varying levels of success. I hate being super busy not because I am lazy, but because it makes life fly by way too fast.

  • higv Dietrich, ID
    April 23, 2013 7:12 a.m.

    Some people brag about how many hours they work and such. They choose too. Sometimes to give you an inferiority complex. You can be so busy you don't have time to serve. Joseph B. Wirthlin gave a talk about that in Apr 2002. Busyness does not equal importance. Productivity is helping people not always being busy.