Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Are We Too Busy?

Knitting while on the train this morning on my way to work, I got the usual stares with smiles of course. A woman stated very frankly to me that she could never knit/crochet because she didn't have the time, nor the patients. What she said really bothered me.

Are our lives that busy that we can't do things for ourselves? I hope not. I think we just need to rethink our priorities. No matter how busy I am, and I am really busy, I always find time to fit knitting or one of my other hobbies in. I'm still trying to fit the reading thing in though. It doesn't mix well with the knitting. I'm thinking of trying audio tapes/cds.

Someone once said to me that they could not give up television. I haven't given it up, but I definitely don't watch it as much. Alot of it's reruns anyway and I have to admit, I've gotten alot done since then. Let me know your thoughts on this one.

Andrea

3 comments:

Missy said...

I get this comment way too many times to count. It's up there with the "Look at granny over there, knitting!" It bothers me too, but I am alwasy bothered by people's need to talk about how busy they are all the time like they are the only ones. We're all busy, ya know? Or at least we are, until we realize that we could live our lives a little less busily and be way happier.

My favourite response to this comment is to say that I am too busy not to knit. I always need to be doing something productive, and knitting can fill in all those gaps for me, such as watching television (why choose between the two when you can easily do both?), riding the bus, and waiting in line. Like you said, you can make time for anything if you really want to.

I love your blog so far! You have some very interesting things to say!

Missy
www.knitwit.blogdrive.com

Nik said...

when people say that I always want to say "I KNOW that when people REALLY want to do something in life, that they will MAKE the time to do it." But I keep my mouth shut because, well, I often don't feel like fighting. Not on a regular basis :D

Nik said...

when people say that I always want to say "I KNOW that when people REALLY want to do something in life, that they will MAKE the time to do it." But I keep my mouth shut because, well, I often don't feel like fighting. Not on a regular basis :D

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