Use the available time in your life well

You have a finite life, so use that time well.

A man asks you to give him ten hours of your life today to sell you cheap shampoo.  There is nothing in this for you other than to listen to a boring sales pitch for ten hours on a brand of shampoo, and you will still have to buy it.  Would you give that salesman your time?

Most would say no, but most do.  A few years pass, and the advertisements have stolen ten hours of your time to sell you shampoo.  It may seem only a two minute commercial break, but you gave it your time, and it adds up over time.

In these ways over decades the useless and the unwanted steal your time, a resource that could have been used in better ways to improve the quality of your life.

As a historian I look back over hundreds of generations.  Babies seem to flow into ancient bones rapidly.  Life flows fast.  You blink, you are old; blink again, you are bones.

Guard who and what you give the time in your life to, it is finite and best used for those things that matter.

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One response to “Use the available time in your life well

  1. Man is time, according to Heidegger.

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