A Fixation With Time

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Our Sense of Self

Our age and sense of self have such a large impact on how we view time. That is, are we running head-first into it, are we wasting it, or do we have our heels dug in trying to avoid meeting the future any time soon?

Why Rally Against Something We Cannot Change?

The circle of life, the biological cycle of procreation, birth, life, and death (and in the animal kingdom, predation) — an inevitable journey, which we must all take.

Sunflowers in France — Photo by Hannah Henderson

Measure Your Life By Value Added, Not Time Passed

Once we have seen our own relation to time, not as a static object, but as an active participant, we can start to change our relationship with time.

  • Time doesn’t stand still, we choose to savour a moment
  • Times they aren’t changing, we are changing
  • Time isn’t a cruel thief, we give away our memories and our agency
  • Time passing isn’t the most important measurement, our use of that time is

Don’t Be Afraid Of Stillness

That isn’t to say that you must use your time by always being active and DOING, stillness is a perfectly valuable use of your time too. Doing nothing isn’t necessarily ‘wasting time’, as so many lament. The fact that we fixate on time wasted only proves that we are looking at time all wrong. It fosters the idea that when we are still we aren’t adding value.

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