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The ‘Busy’ Trap

The ‘Busy’ Trap – NYTimes.com
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/

“The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.” This may sound like the pronouncement of some bong-smoking anarchist, but it was actually Arthur C. Clarke, who found time between scuba diving and pinball games to write “Childhood’s End” and think up communications satellites.

The current politico-economic system doesn’t need to be destroyed, it needs to be encouraged – Capitalism’s goal is 100% unemployment.

The Puritans turned work into a virtue, evidently forgetting that God invented it as a punishment.

Religion seems to always be hypocritical, short-sighted and misguided.

…I’ve always understood that the best investment of my limited time on earth was to spend it with people I love. I suppose it’s possible I’ll lie on my deathbed regretting that I didn’t work harder and say everything I had to say, but I think what I’ll really wish is that I could have one more beer with Chris, another long talk with Megan, one last good hard laugh with Boyd. Life is too short to be busy.

I agree!

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One thought on “The ‘Busy’ Trap

  1. Troy you have said it so well! I am long in the tooth now and have lost so many friends That were my firends of 50 years plus. Many I wish I had spent more time with – I wish i had told them how much they meant to my life – how much I loved them. When they are now gone from my life, I can’t say it to them. Be close to the people that mean something to you. Share with them while you are both alive – don’t save to leave them money – share a day with them today while you are both alive to enjoy each other.
    Life! Every day enjoy and appreciate your loved ones, family, and friends – tomorrow is a mystery to all of us as to what will be waiting

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