Even as I write these words and admit to you the vast amount of space some of my days contain, there's that slight, lingering sense of laziness. But it is only slight now. Because deep inside and from endless personal experience I know that the world's got it wrong.
We were taught that "good" was being busy and doing more; working hard and putting in the hours. And we were taught that taking time out, playing, creating, sitting doing nothing at all was selfish and self-indulgent. "Are you keeping busy?" is one of the questions I'm most frequently asked, as if keeping busy were a badge of honour. Success, certainly, required a great amount of doing.