A year in Sweden after four busy years of American high school has shown me how right this article has it. I often feel like our way of life, in the US especially, but really all over the world today, doesn’t leave any room to simply be. What’s the point of working towards a better life if you never allow yourself any time to live it?
Originally posted on Betabeat:
“What will be the good of the conquest of leisure and health, if no one remembers how to use them?” — Bertrand Russell
You’re busy from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep. Your life has become so busy that you start missing things. In fact most of us need to schedule time to get any free time. We even take our work with us on vacation!
Kids today are the same. They are “over-programmed” moving from one activity to the next without so much as a break. One family I know well has at least two activities a night and three on the weekend. Sure they have four kids, but really?
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