I found a great post on busyness over at OnBeing.org by Omid Safi titled The Thief of Intimacy, Busyness. Safi argues that we lose intimacy by being so busy:
So what’s the price we pay for being busy? It’s not that being busy makes us more stressed, or less efficient, or less pleasant. It’s that we miss out. We miss out on an extraordinary amount of time, of being present, of living in intimacy with the people we love the most. The price we pay is… intimacy.
So, so true.