Recently I was reminded of a beautiful poem I learned in school called Leisure by William Henry Davies.
We have become so obsessed with work and other things that we try to put in as much as possible in the 24 hours of our day. We don't have time to just 'stand and stare'!
Initially, I believe, man started working so that he could eat and survive. The irony of life today, is that we have become so busy at work that we don't even have enough time to eat our meals in peace. Its a hurried 10 minute meal because we have this deadline to meet or that meeting to attend!