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.

2 Comments

  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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