I’ve noticed a weird trend with people lately. If I reach out to them and they don’t respond immediately, they always say to me, “sorry for the delayed response.” Even my best friends will respond like this when I sent a “what uppp” text at 9pm. Clearly, I was just thinking about them and reaching out and their response wasn’t time sensitive.
So many of us have become self imposed deadline and response monsters. People in general and nearly everything can wait. Mostly all career fields are not life and death situations. But I get it, I so get it. We have all collectively created a culture where immediate response is King and everything does feel like life or death.