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How 'busyness' became a bona fide status symbol

It's self-deprecating, yet showy, but as with all status symbols, once it goes mainstream, it is compromised


It's the most hyper-busy time of the year. Holiday shopping, hosting and travel preparations. Year-end financial moves. A mountain of work to finish before using up any final vacation days. For once, the all too common "I'm just so busy" gripe feels like a legitimate complaint.

But most...

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