We All Feel Too Busy, Something's Gotta Give

July 8, 2014 7:07 PM

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We All Feel Too Busy, Something's Gotta Give

We are, too many of us, busy to the point of distress. The demands of work, the needs of those we love, and our own requirements for a healthy happy life, can seem impossible to satisfy. In response, we search for some factual ground to stand on. In an effort to understand our situation we wonder: Is life today more demanding? Are we busier than previous generations? Is there something especially pressurized about the 21st Century?

The answers to these questions are ambiguous at best. Yes, commerce and communication are accelerating at a previously unimaginable rate. But while the pace can make life a blur of activity, previous generations have also felt overwhelmed by technology. The telephone sparked privacy concerns -- Are ...

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