(Not verbatim) recap of a conversation I overheard the other day while waiting in line:
Person A: How’s work these days?
Person B: Crazy busy. We’ve got this huge project going on that’s just keeping everybody buried. You?
Person A: Yah. Same here. It’s just 24/7 lately.
Crazy Busy as Status Symbol
As I’ve been traveling my own personal journey to reduce the mouse-on-a-wheel feeling and find more stillness and open space in my days, I’ve been noticing how much adult conversation revolves around exchanging stories of busyness. You could replace the snippet above with talk about overscheduled family life, incessant house projects, never fully disconnecting from work in the evenings and weekends, too many social commitments or any other component of the Busy Trap.
I recently heard a phrase: “busyness as status symbol”. I was curious …
When did crazy busy become the norm? Why are we all talking about being so...