“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn
I recently celebrated a birthday. They say that the number means nothing, with that I have to agree, but there is something about a birthday that makes me think about the passage of time. I acknowledge the fear I have around wasting my precious time here on this earth.
Another year of my life has gone by, did I use it well?
How much time did I waste as a robot, going from one thing to the next, or worse, worrying about the problems that didn’t really exist? How much time did I waste on the things that don’t matter at all?
How much time did I spend doing things I love with the people I love? How much time did I spend contributing to the world? How much time did I spend happy?
Time is our most precious resource, so taking a couple moments to reflect on whether or not we are making the most of the finite time we are given is worthwhile. The decisions we make about how we spend our time will determine the quality of our lives. Would you rather use this time learning something new, or scrolling that person’s Facebook? Would you rather spend this time making a phone call to a loved one or playing a game on your cell phone?
There are no right or wrong answers, if you find true joy in Facebook or phone games, I say, GO FOR IT, use your time that way. However, if you don’t, remember that your time is precious, and it is best used on precious things.