“How did we create a world in which we have more and more and more to do with less time for leisure, less time for reflection, less time for community, less time to just… be?
Somewhere we read, “The unexamined life is not worth living… for a human.” How are we supposed to live, to examine, to be, to become, to be fully human when we are so busy?
This disease of being “busy” (and let’s call it what it is, the dis-ease of being busy, when we are never at ease) is spiritually destructive to our health and wellbeing. It saps our ability to be fully present with those we love the most in our families, and keeps us from forming the kind of community that we all so desperately crave.
Since the 1950s, we have had so many new technological innovations that we thought (or were promised) would make our lives easier, faster, simpler. Yet, we have no more “free” or leisurely time today than we did decades ago.”
Fantastic article to remind us, how slave we are to our basic needs, and even with the advancement of technology and massive accumulation of wealth on our Earth, we remain busy to please our masters! ———- When human civilisation grew with technology, it became possible to free a small section of the group or Kabila, in which they dwelt, from gathering food and other basic needs and work as sentry against external threats and also take care of others. ——–However, this brought the new mania of ‘gathering’ or now accumulating wealth on other’s hard work and result is what is said in this article, that is, “we have more and more and more to do with less time for leisure, less time for reflection, less time for community, less time to just… be?”!!!!!!!!!! ———Those who are busy in ‘gathering’ basic needs have no time for culture, education, other human activities; and those who have all the wealth of the world are philistines and have to do nothing with the human values!