4 Ways to Embrace “Being” in a Doing-Based World
Forget having a fancy car, nice house or some major bling. These days, being perceived as busy has become a badge of honor. According to the authors of “Conspicuous Consumption of Time: When Busyness and Lack of Leisure Time Become a Status Symbol,” an article published in the June 2017 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research, having a busy, overworked lifestyle has become an aspirational status symbol in the U.S. That belief arises from feeling that leading major initiatives, having tons of work to complete and numerous decisions to make means you possess an abundance of power and influence.
— Published on November 28, 2018