Every day I wish there were more time within a day. It seems as if I have so much to do and never enough time to accomplish it. Between work, school, writing, free time, spending time with my loved one, sleep, and the plethora of other things that I wish to do within a twenty-four hour time frame there is never enough minutes or hours. I have gotten to the point in which I fixate on the amount of time it takes me to perform each task within the day or limit certain activities to a specific amount of time just to accomplish more within a given amount of time.
Like most Americans, I have a busy schedule that never ends. I stress about the laundry list of items that I need to have done by the end of the week. I have deadlines and a small amount of time to accomplish each task. I am guilty of scheduling every second of my date including only leaving a specified amount of time to spend with the truly wonderful people within my life. Simply I have become a slave to time.
To make matters worse, I have become a slave to an idea rather than something tangible. The reality is time does not exist, clocks exist. Time is just an agreed upon construct. We have taken the distance of one rotation of the earth and one orbit of the sun and divided it into segments, and given each segment a label. We have programmed our lives to live by this construct as if it is real. Simply we have confused our shared construct with something tangible.
Thinking about the fact that time does not truly exist is mind-boggling. It is like that moment sitting in Calc class when you find out that you can never truly go from one to two because there are in infinite amount of numbers between them (This actually did blow my mind and still does). Realizing that time is just an agreed upon concept by humans makes me detest all the clichés about spending your time wisely and making the most of the time that you have. This small realization has made me want to live by the popular cliché live each day like it is your last or the cliché Carpe Diem. On second thought both of those include the existence of time. I want to live a life that will make me proud within my old age and cherish the wonderful moments (which is technically measured a minute and a half) that will soon become memories. Sometimes we all need to simply remember that there is more to life than having each moment of your day scheduled. Take a break and live life because you are never guaranteed tomorrow. Hope you have a great and inspirational day.