Being Busy

By Anupum Pant

In our culture, to demonstrate your value, your importance and that you are needed, you need to show out your busyness badge. You are to walk fast, have no time for sitting down, doing nothing. And soon enough, before you’ve even realised the phoniness of all of these things we do because we were forced to start doing them in the first place, you find that they have become your hard behaviour.

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. —Herbert Simon, recipient of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic.

We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider, a dazzling collection of humor and insight. It talks about something similar too, in a very insightful manner. Following is an extract from the book that you must listen to. It might actually change your life.

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