Time management gurus rarely stop to ask whether the task of merely staying afloat in the modern economy – holding down a job, paying the mortgage, being a good-enough parent – really ought to require rendering ourselves inhumanly efficient in the first place.
It reminded me that the “ethos of efficiency and productivity risks prioritising the health of the economy over the happiness of humans”. That’s not cool. If you’re so busy trying to be über efficient, you might overlook what really matters. If you’re not happy, then what’s the point?
Personal productivity presents itself as an antidote to busyness when it might better be understood as yet another form of busyness.
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