by Kate Murphy via NY Times Online
"One of the biggest complaints in modern society is being overscheduled, overcommitted and overextended. Ask people at a social gathering how they are and the stock answer is 'super busy,' 'crazy busy' or 'insanely busy.' Nobody is just 'fine' anymore."
"In 11 experiments involving more than 700 people, the majority of participants reported that they found it unpleasant to be alone in a room with their thoughts for just 6 to 15 minutes."