Time for a Great Cartoon! (hurry sickness)

17 Apr

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“Hurry sickness” is a real condition that afflicts all of us. The book Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything by James Gleick examines our obsession with time.  Amazon’s blurb about this book says: “Most of us suffer some degree of ‘hurry sickness.’ a malady that has launched us into the ‘epoch of the nanosecond,’ a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we’re still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families.”

The late comedian Lilly Tomlin said, “For fast relief, try slowing down.”Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 4.12.38 PM

Where is “hurry sickness” impacting your life?  What expectations do you put on others to rush around?  What steps help you to slow down?


Posted by on April 17, 2015 in hurry sickness


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2 responses to “Time for a Great Cartoon! (hurry sickness)

  1. John

    April 18, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Reminds me of the Tower of Babel. The more man tries to become like God, the more he frustrates and hurts himself!

  2. Esther

    April 18, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Well said. Amen to this article … Please stop rushing me 😣.


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