How idleness ignites imagination: "There is no rest for the weary." This mindless maxim guides our modern lives and directs us to persevere and refuse respite from our frenzied schedules. Relaxation is relegated to a pointless element in our quest for a successful life. Is this conscientious conviction beneficial or is constant striving without reprieve misguided?
Daily life is a deluge—of information, obligations, and responsibilities. While knowledge and dependability are positive human attributes, our constant go mode may be detrimental for our creative faculties. Have you ever observed when novel thoughts come to mind? Perhaps it is while relaxing in your favorite cozy nook or daydreaming during a tranquil shower—my personal favorites. It is unlikely that you visualize, conceive, and create innovative ideas when frazzled and straining to arrive on time to a meeting or scheduled activity.
Because creativity may be the currency of the future, our noble intentions to be industrious may have detrimental consequences as society evolves and the necessity of ingenuity increases.
the human race
What is our goal? For many of us, the completion point of our constant striving is nonexistent. We desperately attempt to stay on a treadmill that spins around and around with no definitive end. We are afraid to falter—assuming that a slowdown will knock us off the only life path we can envision. What are we afraid of? Most people can't explain why they choose to be so busy. In fact, most don't see it as a choice instead referring to a nebulous combination of this is what I know and this is what I have to do.