Realizing Our Relationship To Time: Time waits for no one

In keeping with the concept of our relationship to time, when this email crossed my desk today, I felt like it was worthy of being shared:

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Time is certainly relative …

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  1. Realizing Our Relationship To Time: Time waits for no one

    I took a whole course in university called “concepts of time”…. fascinating. I'm not crazy about the quotes above because they are all very negative, kind of like saying “well… if you don't think time is valuable, think of all the bad things that could happen in this amount of time. “. In this course I took, one of the “constructs” was the philosophy that all time is a creation of the mind, because the mind needs to function in a linear fashion. It is interesting to think about. Without time we would be kind of lost really.

    I have just found myself after a decade of frothing at the mouth, (I had 2 children and work from home) that now my youngest is in school, I have 6 whole hours in the day…. my concept of time has changed dramatically since labour day.

    I do remember a wise person saying to a friend who asked “am I too old to go back to school?”… to which he replied “well in four years you will be four years older and either have the degree you wanted or not, either way you are four years older.”….

    I thought this was a good perspective to have.

    that last phrase “time waits for no one” makes me think of the song in “Alice and Wonderland”… “I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date, no time to say hello goodbye, I'm late I'm late, I'm late”… I think we all need to learn to ignore the ticking seconds, and look at our day from 20000 feet… we get so caught up in the minute details of life and the so called “importance” of being busy, we forget to look to the horizon, take a breath and just be.

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