Other blogs use the new year to make you thinner, healthier, richer or smarter. Every Tuesday in January, my blog will let you know the things you do that annoy others, so you can stop. It’s about improving you, so my life will be better.
I can think of few phrases ever uttered that are more condescending than, “I wish I had time to…” This is almost always spoken after someone has just announced a new hobby, interest, book or project. The person hearing this news will say, “Wow, I wish I had time to do that.”
There is one and only one reason to say that: to be sure that everyone knows what you do is more important than what they do. See, everyone has the same amount of time. We all get 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year, except in leap years when we get that extra day. How we chose to spend that time is about priorities.
Perhaps your priority is paying your mortgage and providing health insurance for your children, so you spend 8 of your 24 hours at a job. There’s nothing wrong with that. It does cut into your time available for other things, such as crafting, reading, baking, sewing, rock climbing, napping and watching reality television. But say you spend 8 hours sleeping (it’s just hypothetical, stop laughing), you still have 8 other hours to spend how you choose.
Great. Well done. Now we wait.
No. We breathe. We pulse. We regenerate. Our hearts beat. Our minds create. Our souls ingest. 37 seconds, well used, is a lifetime.
~Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
We make our choices. We live the consequences. Use your time for something useful. Or don’t. That’s up to you. But People, please don’t tell people your time is better spent than theirs. Not when I know you’ve watch Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. Or read my blog.
The following is just because I can: