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1. "The truth is despite the hard work and juggling required to keep the different facets of the frantic life afloat, the "superwoman" has one marvelous compensation. Being busy and being seen to be busy lets you off the hook. Buys you a way out of all aspects of your many roles you secretly despise ... like cleaning cupboards ... or entertaining your husband's business friends. When you combine wife, mother, career and all, each role become the perfect excuse for avoiding the worst aspects of the other."
Author: Bettina Arndt
2. "Not being busy is something I worry about, but I think work begets work."
Author: Dominic Monaghan
3. "Secularity is a way of being dependent on the responses of our milieu. The secular or false self is the self which is fabricated, as Thomas Merton says, by social compulsions. 'Compulsive' is indeed the best adjective for the false self. It points to the need for ongoing and increasing affirmation. Who am I? I am the one who is liked, praised, admired, disliked, hated or despised. Whether I am a pianist, a businessman or a minister, what matters is how I am perceived by my world. If being busy is a good thing, then I must be busy. If having money is a sign of real freedom, then I must claim my money. If knowing many people proves my importance, I will have to make the necessary contacts. The compulsion manifests itself in the lurking fear of failure and the steady urge to prevent this by gathering more of the same - more work, more money, more friends."
Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
4. "Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self."
Author: Iris Murdoch
5. "In my experience, being busy and working hard is the key to sanity/happiness."
Author: Jemima Khan
6. "Being busy is a distraction and I am sure that doing nothing, resting and sleeping are all good cures for modern life. I am not suggesting we all do nothing but sleep, however, sometimes stopping long enough to 'be' can be very powerful."
Author: Joanna Runciman
7. "Being busy with work, and as a mum, I'm a big fan of online shopping."
Author: Kirsty Gallacher
8. "It is good to be busy. Being busy takes our mind off being in love at the wrong time, in the wrong place and with the wrong guy."
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
9. "Being busy is better than being bored. Bored left a long time ago. Busy is always around for me."
Author: Tabitha Robin
10. "When there is no one to teach you life will show you. All you have to do is pay attention.People unfortunately rarely take the time to sit back and evaluate. Their too busy being busy."
Author: Therone Shellman
11. "Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."
Author: Thomas A. Edison
12. "Being busy is a form of laziness - lazy thinking and indiscriminate action."
Author: Tim Ferriss
13. "Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions."
Author: Timothy Ferriss
14. "Candace doesn't have to worry about me being busy in my world without you, because you are my world."
Author: Vi Keeland

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I quickly got used to being picked up by my mother, and taken to the air raid shelter near our home. Although frightening, this was a great adventure to me as a child, for in the shelter I played with the other children and we felt safe there as we were surrounded by grown-ups; although now the grown-ups were more worried than they had been in the past. There were greater feelings of anxiety and fear in the older people, which we children also felt, and it unsettled us all."
Author: Alfred Nestor

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