"More and more people in this country no longer make or do anything tangible; if your job wasn’t performed by a cat or a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book I’m not sure I believe it’s necessary. I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter."
Tim Kreider’s denunciation of the cult of busyness is excellent. (via jimray — can’t really link to this enough. Started reading We Learn Nothing this morning. Kreider is giving a lecture on George Grosz’s influence on editorial cartooning in Dallas at the end of this month…might have to make a road trip!)