Yes, there's a time and (big) place for contemplation, quiet and doing nothing; but for progress to be made, in any area of our life, we have to keep moving...forward.
Not to obscure who or what we are.
Not to forget.
And not to live a faux life.
But...so we feel alive, deeply alive, and don't lose connection with being human.
In fact, the very moment we let things wash over us -- a resinged acceptance -- is the day that we've succombed to something that will forever leave us feeling empty.