My Big Problem With Time (And I Expect it’s Yours Too)

It’s too easy to waste

Darren Matthews
Pragmatic Wisdom

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A brightly coloured clock reveals the time in a kitchen
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I commence my sixth decade of life with a growing frustration.

Time is drifting away from me. With a sour taste I dislike, I’m certain the time I have left is shorter than the time I’ve already lived. This rising resentment is compounding quicker than Berkshire Hathaway’s funds.

Time is like sand; scooping up a handful proves my point. No matter how hard I try, the grains will find a way to escape. Time is the same. I waste it by the bucket load. I only have to look at my screen time usage. I spend 4 hours a day, a shocking 25% of my time awake, with my phone in my hand.

It’s the wastefulness that hurts.

I can’t get time back. Like the sand in my hand, it’s sliding away from me. The awareness is humbling. At times, humiliating. The older I become, the more I see time drifting away.

That’s my problem with time. It might be yours too.

All I can do is to stop wasting it.

Wasting time

At some point, a realisation arrives in your life.

Time is your most precious resource, but you treat it with the greatest contempt.

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Darren Matthews
Pragmatic Wisdom

Following my curiosity — which is decision-making — and sharing what I learn along the way