Hurrying means too much activity. Hurrying means not enough sleep and rest. Hurrying means too much speed - walking, talking, working, driving, thinking. Hurrying means multitasking and "keeping busy." Modern society believe relaxation and slowness to be personality faults, characteristics of lazy people who fail at life.
Excessive friction causes inflammation in the body/mind. Hurrying promotes a thousand inflammatory disorders. Hurrying is a risky habit that can be replaced with healthy habits.
Being omnivores, humans generally need 12 hours of productivity during the daytime and 12 hours of leisure at night for optimal health.
An immune system that is too busy will go after healthy tissues and organs and destroy them. This reverential worship of busyness is the basis of our modern autoimmune epidemic. Click here for a video of mine on the subject.
Lou Gehrig, the first baseman for the New York Yankees during the 1920s and '30s, was renowned for being one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived, as well as never missing a single game during his pro career of 17 seasons.
The intense internal friction caused by this over-achieving lifestyle created toxic heat that rose upward into his head and burnt nerve and brain tissue. The tragic result was a creeping and fatal paralysis known as "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis" (ALS), that eventually earned the nickname "Lou Gehrig's Disease."