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Hustle Porn & Glamor Toil: Busy is the New Badge of Honor

Krystle Solomon
Dec 8, 2019 · 3 min read

Hey, I’m running into a meeting right now can I call you back?

What’s your calendar looking like over the next few months — I want to schedule a time to talk?

Have you said either of these phrases before?

Do you recall hearing them said to you?

I guarantee one or the other has circulated in your hemisphere at least once in the past month because:

Everybody’s busy.

Right?

If you’re not busy then what are you doing?

As a matter of fact who are you?

Or, better yet, who are you not?

Meaning you’re not a somebody if you’re not busy.

I’m not talkin’ regular busy but grand hustle, superhero level, presidential busy.

You know, the kind of busy that puts even Will Smith to shame.

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Where you need color-coordinated calendar management because you’re just so popular.

But what do our schedules say about ourselves?

And why do we seem to be running faster on the treadmill of life but going nowhere significant?

Are we keeping up with the pace of culture or further enabling it?


You know too many times I’ve heard the phrase:

There’s just not enough time in the day.

My usual response to this is: “False”

Time is sufficiently authored. We just jam pack too much in it.

The level of productivity demands to do more inside the time constraints has undoubtedly increased to epic proportions.

This cyclical relationship has caused the hustle porn and glamour toil society that we live in. Because again…who are we if we’re not all busy?

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A busy person and culture are obviously important tending to their glamorous lifestyle(s) of achievement.

Yet some would argue not all busyness is attributed to their need for achievement.

As the ever-expanding economic bubble has put many under lock and key to stay afloat and simply keep up with the life they have haphazardly developed.

Things such as:

  • Student loans
  • Car payments
  • Debt repayment
  • Raising kids
  • Living in a decent and safe area
  • Starting a side business as a safety net or transition out of work
  • Helping struggling family members
  • Wanting to travel or take a vacation

Have all created viable reasons for people to feel the need to engage in hustle porn.

With all, there is to do and keep up how then do we determine how busy is too busy?

At what point does the busyness work counterproductive and swallow us alive?

It is my belief that each person has to determine this for themselves based on their own clear set of values. One must recognize what’s truly important and then actually live it.


When you reach this point of clarity and contentment you will find yourself less inclined to get swept up in the glamour toil.

No longer will you feel the need to add more things to your plate for the sake of looking busy or having things to do.

But the things that do matter to you will be your own badge of honor that you can proudly display for others.

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Krystle Solomon

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Lover of Travel. Follower of The Way. Promoter of Self-Discovery and Personal Growth Transformation. www.simplelifeconversations.com

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