American author, essayist, and literary critic William Deresiewicz coined the term “Excellent Sheep” to refer to those people who keep their nose to the grindstone and perform well at the tasks at hand but never question if what they’re doing is what truly matters to them. Perhaps we’d be well-advised to “take a day off” from the hamster wheel and heed the advice of Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
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