When I was spending my days in Italy I learned this saying:
Americans live to work...Italians work to live.
photo by Tom
"Let us consider the way in which we spend our lives.
This world is a place of business. What an infinite bustle! I am awaked almost every night by the panting of the locomotive. It interrupts my dreams. There is no sabbath. It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once."
Definition of busyness:
- Indeed the sky's a huge, open relief from all the busyness below, but that cluttered landscape is itself immense
- He needs to cite busyness with his current job and decline the offer.
- After a certain threshold rate of busyness, one's energy input yields diminishing returns.