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Wasting Time January 9, 2013

Filed under: Whatever — katblogger @ 1:19 PM

(Yikes, I missed the weekend again. This is what happens when you go on break. You lose track of time.)

Today I’d like to talk about time. Specifically, wasting it. We’ve all been told we’re wasting our time – maybe while watching a favorite tv program, browsing the internet, or simply enjoying doing nothing. Why aren’t we working on homework or overtime or schedules for our next busy, busy day?

I’m here to tell you that when you’re doing those things, you’re not wasting time. Slaving away at jobs you don’t like, sleeping through classes you don’t  need, talking to people you don’t care about – that’s a waste. We waste enough time with our daily inescapable duties. Alleged time wasters are what we do for fun.

Some people say life is short. Others point out – reasonably enough – that it’s the longest thing we do. Either way, it will end. What would you rather do with the time you have? In the end, what will you remember?

Lurking internet forums or trying valiantly to understand Doctor Who isn’t on par with writing a novel or composing a symphony, I’m aware. However, indulging can lead to inspiration – or even just entertainment. That’s allowed!

So don’t let other people – or your conscience – guilt trip you for having fun. Enjoy the things you enjoy. Just make sure you get life’s necessities done too.


4 Responses to “Wasting Time”

  1. That’s true… You know what they say “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
    I guess we all need to find a balance between work and fun??
    Nice post, by the way 🙂

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