For this to make sense, you’ll need to follow the links and read the articles.
We are creating the Busy Trap ourselves. I think it’s a way of avoiding our fear of death. If we are in the Busy Trap, we don’t have to spend time alone, or thinking about ourselves, or thinking deeply about the stuff we are interested in.
I am entirely in agreement on the “fear of death” thing…spending time alone is very hard. Sometimes, it takes several hours of solitude just to get calm.