Going beyond being busy

Going on about how busy you are isn’t conversation and doesn’t lead anywhere—except making your conversation partner bored, or worse, peeved. People who act super busy send the same message, making time spent with them never feel quite whole. Interestingly, I find that most people who are legitimately occupied – with their work, or family, or art, or what-have-you—rarely play the “too busy” card, or go out of their way to make time for meaningful connection exactly because they’ve been busy.

~ Janet Choi from, http://lifehacker.com/5994072/how-to-escape-the-cult-of-busy