If busyness is an emotional complex, then it's likely that when we are
busiest, we are doing least. We can be extremely active without being
busy, and busy without accomplishing anything. We may be feverishly
engaged in some task and yet not truly focused on the matter at hand.
The job may be merely a means to accomplish some other goal: to make
money, to impress, or to prove oneself to another. Our busyness may be
a way to avoid difficult emotions and thoughts, or we may simply
believe that it's important never to waste time.
Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts,
skills, or abilities--that's training or instruction--but is rather a
making visible what is hidden as a seed... To be educated, a person
doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to
have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an
engaged human life... One of the greatest problems of our time is that
many are schooled but few are educated.
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