How often do you ask someone how they are doing and they respond with the one-word answer we've all heard so many times: busy? I am not sure if this has become some auto-response like the word "fine," but based on my experience, some people have been "busy" for years. Is it really possible that people are busy 365 days a year? Or maybe it has become the equivalent of the teens saying "talk to the hand." In my opinion, too often people use the word "busy" as a way to dodge responsibility or avoid conflict. It has become the ultimate excuse that is difficult to challenge.