The time problem is something that all humans (not only Albert Einstein) have struggled with since mankind first appeared on earth. How do we record time? How do we slow it down or speed it up? How do we spend our time on earth because it is so limited? How do we derive meaning from our time here? In our lifetime, should we work towards the greater good or should we focus on our own needs?
There is no road map, no detailed instructions. Largely, we are on our own to figure it all out. We look for answers in religion, in philosophy, in nature:
Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.–Khalil Gibran
Some of us try to achieve immortality through our endeavors–in fields like architecture, science, or the arts.
Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.–Henry Austin Dobson
Others devote their time to relationships, and find meaning in the love of friends and family.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.–Barbara Bush
Still, we are left with no clear answers to our dilemma.
How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?–Dr. Seuss
And finally, I’d like to share a song by Pink Floyd, which addresses the time question:
I hope your time this week is filled with many good things!
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