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- n. The state of being busy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being busy or actively employed. See business, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
"busiest" of my life, if "busyness" is measured by external lectures, talks, seminars, conferences, and miles traveled.
Truth is, much of the reason for my busyness is my woefully inefficient use of time.
This worried busyness, which is a characteristic of the more mediocre of my own countrymen also, is really a symptom of deficient vitality.
Based on this dubious proposition, the researchers bizarrely advocate what they call "futile busyness, namely, busyness serving no purpose other than to prevent idleness."
The first time I heard about WoW in 2005 or maybe 2004 - it was in the beta, and level cap was 20 - that the nice thing about WoW is that you can sit around fishing and have a conversation without this "busyness" of getting things done.
Well, as someone who is "busy, busy," I can tell you that "busyness" is often a form of distraction, keeping you from mulling the important things.
The subtle or not so subtle spiritual pride that causes us to look down on a brother or sister in Christ, the feelings of anger and offense at some perceived slight, the "busyness" that keeps us from choosing the work God most wants us to accomplish.
But there's also that enemy of fear, and the enemy of vengeance, and the enemy of arrogance of power, and the enemy of "busyness" and the assumed responsibility that keeps us away from our children, keeps us thinking we don't have time for solitude, and estranges us one from another.
If we sometimes grieve over vanished homes, comforts and pleasures we know that we are living through the greatest drama of history, we like the simplicity of life, the objectivity and "busyness" of life.
As for blaming "busyness" for our sedentary lives, he laughs: "It's just an excuse."