Why Are We So Busy?

“I have often said that the sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.”  -Blaise Pascal

I learned really quickly in high school that you are not supposed to sit at home in your room on a Friday night.  In fact, it would be better to go out with a group of people you don’t even want to be around than to stay at home in your room and do nothing.  No one who has a social life is at home by themselves on a Friday night.  You just don’t do that.  Remember? Continue reading “Why Are We So Busy?”


I was talking with a friend the other day who said he was resolved not to make New Year’s resolutions for 2010. After commenting on the ironic way he put it, I asked him why. He said something to the effect of, “it’s just feels cheesy and unoriginal.” I’ll give him that one. New Year’s resolutions often feel trite to me too. It’s easier to not make any resolutions at all just so you can scoff at the losers who abandon theirs by February.

We all have to make the decision though, don’t we? We all know what they should be, but we’re not sure we want to go there. Half the battle with resolutions isn’t that they are cheesy or trite – it’s that I’m lazy and complacent. I’d rather keep the 10 pounds I gained this year, thank you very much. They were yummy! Losing them would not be so yummy.

So, I’ve decided to make some New Year’s resolutions – lots of them. Why? Continue reading “Resolution”