“Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.”

The Busy Trap – NYTimes.com

Also:
Six months later I’m still referring to this NYT op-ed about the self-importance of busyness

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Happy 1 year anniversary to my favorite NYT Op-Ed ever

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