“Let us contemplate.” ~ Charles Dickens
I think this is something that we all need more time to do. Modern life is very hectic. We rush from thing to thing as quickly as possibly and on route miss out on really seeing things. I am not saying we all need to down tools but maybe the value of down time needs to be made more, well, valuable. Employers and school in particular need to take a look at how much they are expecting people to do the rushing thing compared to the relaxing thing. There is terrible pressure from both of these areas for us to constantly be on the go and rarely any encouragement to stop and relax. I think that is a mistake that we are paying for when it comes to how happy we all feel in our lives and how healthy and productive we are. We all need a few more days a year to just stand on the beach and contemplate stuff.