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Is Being Constantly Busy a “ Disease” or a Way to Measure Our Worthiness?

January 16, 2017

As the new year gets underway and we start filling in the blank spaces of our new calendars, it’s a good time to think about how jam-packed we make our days, weeks, and months before they even arrive. Omid Safi, a columnist for the radio show and website called On Being, challenges the idea that crammed-full schedules, overflowing “to do” lists, and false notions of productivity are signs of healthy living. He writes, “How did we end up living like this? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to our children? When did we forget that we are human beings, not human doings?”

You may want to rethink your too-busy schedule after you read Omid Safi’s essay, “The Disease of Being Busy.”


posted by Letha Dawson Scanzoni


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