Does the external distract you? Give yourself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around. But then you must also avoid being carried about the other way. For those too are triflers who have tired themselves in life by their activity, and yet have no object to which to direct every movement, or even all their thoughts.
Focus. Don’t let external events control you. Of course, be open to the world, be curious, but not reactive. Decide your own fate, do not let the world decide it for you.