Have you ever considered when you talk to someone about what you say and what you actually mean? For example when you say that you are or have been busy and what you actually mean is you have been productive?
When talking to someone, and when asked ‘how have you been?’ or ‘what have you been up to?’ and you respond with ‘busy’, do you consider what that actually means? I know in my generation (and I have no idea what generation I am in or what my kids are in now, but I digress) we were taught to think more about how we say things before we say them.
Ok, here is what I mean, do you know what the definition of busy actually is, compared to the word productive?
Definition of busy is having a great deal to do or keeping occupied, according to google.
Definition of productive is yielding results, benefits or profits, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.
So, with that being said, are you busy all the time or are you productive, or to think about it, maybe a mix of both? In today’s society we use some words interchangeably and sometimes too much.
Here’s another question….when one is being productive are they also busy; which is to say, when one is busy are they being productive s well? Yea I know, makes you actually think! There are plenty of times I am busy and not being productive but times I am being productive and am busy!