Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Timely Post

by M. J. Joachim

Essence of…

Wasted, rushed or lost…

I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately – and then I run across a post about time on someone else’s blog…well, I suppose that’s par for the course, one of those things that means it might be time to share some thoughts on this concept, reality, unknown… choose your own adjective. It’s only a matter of time before you’ll change your mind anyway.

Running to things…

Running away from things…

In the matter of time being of the essence –
It’s all relative, after all. Time is, was and will be – that’s a given.

Sleep time, depraved time, anxiety time, down time…

Tapped out on all counts with time to spare, until next time, that is…

How do humans allocate time, determine its worth or use it wisely?

Does a higher education guarantee the right to infringe on people’s time when they need you?

Does an extremely busy schedule mean that we need more hours in a day, or that we’re doing too much to begin with?

Is quality time the same as just spending time together? I wouldn’t think so, but then I also believe it might depend on what you’re doing together. Sitting in a dark theater, side by side, is a might bit different from engaging in a conversation about hopes, dreams and inspirations. Just my humble opinion, mind you, because quality time needs to be measured with a certain degree of excellence, and even if the movie is amazing, time spent together is limited on that score.

I’m frustrated with time when it’s wasted – something we all manage to do from time to time. I’m even more frustrated when I attempt to catch up on time lost. Does anyone else feel this way at all?

Do you have enough time to do all the things you want to do – not just do them, but do them to your satisfaction and do them well? Satisfaction could be qualified as mediocre or just okay, couldn’t it? While doing something well provides an element of expertise and knowledge – natural or forced (caused by a drive nothing and no one could ever shut down). It takes a lot of time to do things well, especially if you’re dealing with a learning curve in the process.

Ah, but then, you could just bail, forgo the challenge and blame the other guy. Speaking of time…I’m counting down and watching the economy (slowly – ever so slowly) pick up, all because there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

How are you spending and thinking about time these days?

That’s all for now, folks.
Thank you for visiting Effectively Human,

M. J.

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