The myth of quality time and our lives in motion pictures


In this episode, we discuss the importance of quantity time (not just quality time) in relationships, and the movies that punctuate the events of our lives.

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What you’ll hear:

  • Our feelings about hot yoga (#hotyogahater)
  • The limits of "quality time" in relationships
  • Movies that punctuate the events of our lives (and some of our favorites)

Can I quote you on that?

  • "Quantity time creates more opportunity for quality time." Maggie
  • "If you try to engineer quality also puts a lot of pressure on it." Jacey
  • "[The belief in quality time] suits our super busy way of doing things and makes us believe that we're not missing anything...but I think we are missing something, and there are always trade offs." Jacey
  • "The mundane is where the treasure is...that's where the good and meaty conversations are." Maggie
  • "This quality time myth has tricked us into thinking we can have endless friendships." Jacey
  • "An investment of quantity time allows for seasons when you don't have access to it." Maggie
  • "What did I tell you? There's a whole world at your feet, and who gets to see it but the birds, and the stars, and the chimney sweeps." Mary Poppins
  • "Where must we go, we who wander this wasteland in search of our better selves?" Mad Max: Fury Road
help me I'm poor
help me I'm poor


Thoughts, questions, comments?