Written By Kath
Katherine is a mom of two girls, a teacher and a self-described dilettante. Join her in Losing It as she shares slices of her hectic life and eclectic interests.Read Her Blog "Losing It!"
I was inspired by Jason’s post about boredom, in which he refers to this article by Tim Kreider in the New York Times. The article, called “The Busy Trap” bemoans our modern culture of busyness – how it affects every aspect of our lives, including our children and their programming (or over-programming, as the case may be). It’s a topic that’s much on peoples’ minds these days: how busy we are or perhaps rather, how busy we choose to make ourselves. You know how it goes: all this technology that was supposed to save us so much time in fact just makes us more accessible, more hungry for byte-sized pieces of information, less able to concentrate, and so on.