Why is being busy so popular? You’re cool if you’ve got too much to do, are overworked, and stressed out. WHAT! It’s the socially accepted “norm” to be busy, and it’s pretty ridiculous. Being overly busy with tasks is mind-numbing. We focus all of our energy on random things that are probably not very important, so we don’t have to deal with our own thoughts and feelings. When I looked up the term “busy” online, the antonym is: “lazy.” Grammatically, maybe this makes .