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The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes.com
"More and more people in this country no longer make or do anything tangible; if your job wasn’t performed by a cat or a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book I’m not sure I believe it’s necessary. I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter."

"The Puritans turned work into a virtue, evidently forgetting that God invented it as a punishment."
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january 2013 by cluebucket

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