As we age at some point is the realization that the most important thing in your life is your time and how it’s spent. In a culture that has become more and more crass in how we interact with each other the biggest single thing that gets ignored is how we waist others time. Time they will never get back. You see this often in grocery store checkouts lines. The first thing is when you step in line to pay for your items you know in advance that this is a participatory activity. How many times have we all waited while the person in of us front figures out a way to pay for their items? Then they get chit-chatting with the cashier and in doing so they are taking seconds or minutes of your time that you will never get back! When you tell someone that you are willing to help them what you are really saying is that I am willing to give up my time for you. That is something that should not be taken for granted. Life events often gives you a new perspective of time and how fleeting it really is and will be gone in a flash!
Time is the most important thing that any of us have. Period! There is no debating that and you see it wasted one an hourly basis. The important thing to remember is that once it is gone there is no going back. In a culture in which so many people are only focused on themselves it can be very frustrating. How many times have you been at the checkout line at the grocery store and someone fumbles through their wallet or purse? That is time you will never get back. Its gone like a wisp of wind. When someone gets in line they have a pretty good idea as to what the transaction will look like. Yet they fumble and a small part of your life is over. I do think we need to give women with children a break on this one.
As we age and begin to lose loved one’s on a more regular basis it does give you a different perspective on time. If I choose to waist time in my life that is my choice. If others decide to take up my time then that’s another issue all together………….