No One Has the Time

March 20th, 2014
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We all intuitively know that the greatest gift we can get today, is the gift of time.  We just don’t have enough.   The pressures and stresses of work, parenthood, family and personal commitments pull us in multiple directions, all the time.

The technology that was supposed to free us up and make us more efficient, has become a kind of parolee ankle bracelet tying us down even more. Societal expectations of what it means to be a good parent or to lean in at work, add yet another layer to the demands.

Public policy doesn't necessarily help and sometimes it appears that our whole operating system of work and play, was designed for a mid 20th century world, when we are having to operate in the 21st century. The result is that often times we just, not unlike our computers, time out.  

But how did we get here and what do we do about it?  That’s the lens that Washington Post reporter Brigid Schulte looks though in her new book Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time.

My conversation with Brigid Schulte: