In Praise of Frivolity

What is time anxiety?

Where does it come from?

  1. Unlike Eastern culture which views time as cyclical and abundant, Western culture dictates that time is linear, and a precious, finite resource.
  2. The rise of hustle culture which places productivity on a pedestal, essentially glorifying overworking and burnout.
  3. Our own quest to make the most of our one life:

Is frivolity so bad?

What if unashamed, purposeless frivolity was sometimes the answer to the most central purpose of all — happiness?

  • What does “time well spent” really mean to me?
  • Aside from being ‘productive’, what are the things that may seem silly, or pointless, but make me smile, lose track of time and laugh?
  • What if I applied the queen of tidiness, Marie Kondo’s, principle of keeping things that ‘spark joy’ not just to my possessions, but to how I spend my time?
  • How can I bring playtime into every day?

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Building a van to live in and a business to live off. Writing about the journey to location and financial independence. Human to two pups.

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Katie Booth

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Building a van to live in and a business to live off. Writing about the journey to location and financial independence. Human to two pups.

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