Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Don’t Get Stung By The Busy Bee!

by Nikki Hartel

The standard question, “hey, what’s up—how have you been?” is generally followed up with the standard response, “oh, you know, super busy.” I came across a New York Times article, The ‘Busy’ Trap written by Tim Kreider and felt like he had really tapped into something. It seems that no one has the time to enjoy themselves outside their work obligations and if they do find time to squeeze in some fun it is also paired with a sharp twinge of guilt that they aren’t promoting their work.

Don’t Get Stung By The Busy Bee!

The standard question, “hey, what’s up—how have you been?” is generally followed up with the standard response, “oh, you know, super busy.” I came across a New York Times article, The ‘Busy’ Trap written by Tim Kreider and felt like he had really tapped into something. It seems that no one has the time to enjoy themselves outside their work obligations and if they do find time to squeeze in some fun it is also paired with a sharp twinge of guilt that they aren’t promoting their work.

Arts, Entertainment & Media Management MAM Nikki Hartel, aemm.mam@colum.edu
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