How did we end up living like this? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to our children? When did we forget that we are human beings, not human doings?
Whatever happened to a world in which kids get muddy, get dirty, get messy, and heavens, get bored? Do we have to love our children so much that we over-schedule them, making them stressed and busy — just like us?
I see more and more kids becoming adults very early. Reaching their puberty age early. Due to this unnatural change, most adults are trapped with childish mind. And being-busy bug is realized very late in 40s or 50s…by the time life is waiting at funeral pyre. 🙂
Why do we do this to ourselves?
Spare time for self. For family. For kids. For Society. For City. For Mother Nature. For…self.
After we settled in, we went to one of the friendly neighbors, asking if their daughter and our daughter could get together and play. The mother, a really lovely person, reached for her phone and pulled out the calendar function. She scrolled… and scrolled… and scrolled. She finally said: “She has a 45-minute opening two and half weeks from now. The rest of the time it’s gymnastics, piano, and voice lessons. She’s just…. so busy.”
The Disease of Being Busy