We’re all busy… Aren’t we?

Great short post on Minimal Mac:

Rather than say: “I am too busy, I don’t have any time for X.” I realize I can be honest and say I am not interested enough in X to do it.
Saying no is saying yes to other things.

I agree.
We all say we’re busy, all the time. I meet people and I ask “How are things?”, and they quite always answer “Busy”.
I usually reply that I’m busy too.
It’s true, we’re busy… But just because we can get busier than ever, doesn’t mean that we have to.
Let me repeat it:

Just because we can get busier than ever, doesn’t mean we have to.

Let me close this post with a nice picture. This one below my Brother Marco (on the right), who visited me recently here in San Francisco. I love him, and despite being super busy with my life, I spent some time with him and don’t regret a single “wasted” second.
Now he’s back in Italy, all is well.

Saying yes to the time with him meant saying no to other things.
And that’s how it should be.


  1. Serena · August 31, 2012 Reply

    And most of all, would you have let your brother loose in San Francisco, knowing him as well as you know him?

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