In this personal essay, I discuss the recent change in our society from doing to appearing to do. This new-found focus on productivity has actually made us – individually – less productive. 'Busy' has become a status symbol more than a state of being. In our pursuit to seem important or successful we're all trying to appear busy; this process inevitably takes up time, making it harder to find time to actually develop important work or create a successful life. We wear this busyness symbol like a badge, proclaiming our busyness to the world, instead of getting down to business.
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Author Bree Weber Published 4/12/2018, 7:13:09 AM Permalink