(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”)
People are too busy doing things to actually ask why they’re doing them, that habit seems to be formed early in their life. As mentioned in the earlier post called ” No Time to Evaluate” people nowadays don’t have much time to evaluate what they are doing. As everyday life becomes more jam-packed with tasks, activities, diversions, and distractions, “stepping back and questioning” is unlikely to get a slot on the schedule. Which means some of the most important questions about why we’re engaging in all those activities in the first place never get raised.
Since people aren’t evaluating their activities they could be engaging in things they aren’t helping them in any way. They are just doing things just to say they are; just because you are busy doesn’t mean you are progressing.
People are always rushing around, going from one task to another without actually realizing what they’re doing. They are just mindlessly doing tasks without being aware of what they are doing. They aren’t present with the task, it seems like their subconscious is in control why their conscious mind takes the back seat.
We need to be aware of what we are doing. Being aware will help you make the right choices, which would lead you to where you would like to be. In contrast, mindless doing (being unaware) could cause you to make the wrong choices, which would lead you far from where you would want to be.