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.
Our frantic days are really just a hedge against emptiness.
I am not busy. I am the laziest ambitious person I know.
These, and more, great sentences are from Tim Kreider’s post The ‘Busy’ Trap in yesterday’s Opinionator blog.