adjective: busy; comparative adjective: busier; superlative adjective: busiest
  1. 1.
    having a great deal to do.
    “he had been too busy to enjoy himself”

“Hey, how’s it going?” “Oh, you know, busy…”

Seems like the default answer for any “how you doin'” question… But to me, flaunting how busy you are makes you seem self-important. It’s also a trick we play on our brains: busy does not equal productive. It’s just a way to make sure other people know that you have stuff to do and that you, or your work is important. It’s basically a humble brag (go through this twitter feed for some funnies). Feels like a contest where the winner is the one who proves he is busier than the other.

“To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers

If you’re that busy, you’re basically doing something wrong. You’re either taking on too much, or have trouble prioritizing and saying “no” to stuff.

What I’m trying to say is, either fix your schedule, or stop bragging about how busy you are.

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