A thank you to Thank you Suite 101 Experiences for pointing out just how valuable this question is.
I agree with her...we are a doing culture, to the Nth degree! I grew up believing that it was always better to do *something* than to do nothing at all. And what started as a not-so-healthy draw toward a constant ‘something’ has grown into a bit of monster over all these years ... a compulsion to show up, add up, bring it, give it, perfect it.
I am just learning now how often doing NOTHING serves me better than doing SOMETHING.