The Busy Trap

Tim Kreider writes about the importance of idleness not only to our creativity and productivity, but to our health:

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. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration โ€” it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.

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