Cal Newport, Study Hacks: The Neuroscience of Busyness
There was a time, not that long ago, when the standard response to the query, “How are you?”, was an innocuous “fine”; today, it’s rare to encounter someone who doesn’t instead respond with a weary “busy.”
Does the wiring of our brains play a role in this reality?
Like the subjects in the experiments reported in this recent paper, however, the best solution to these problems might often instead be to do less.
Also, I don’t subscribe to see the responses but this question made me think:
What work would you do if your industry was required to treat you with respect?