Time is irreplacable and priceless

When we look at life it can sometimes be difficult to see the red thread…the one thing that has always been there, that has always mattered to us. We have different jobs, different places we live, different holidays, maybe different friends, different boyfriends…where is the red thread?

When I think about all the different places I have lived, all the different people I have met, my different jobs, different boyfriends – one thing has always been important to me is: TIME.

Time is the one thing we cannot replace. No matter how much we pay – we can never retrieve lost time. And for that reason I have always been an impatient person: I don’t like waiting for people who are late for instance because they are wasting my time. It is the reason why I don’t have a TV – because I know that spending time watching TV will be something I look back at as a waste. It is the reason why I have never postponed any dreams like travelling because I don’t believe there is time…I never take time for granted. It is a precious gift that I can never replace or replenish.

For that reason I also view having a long extra-marital/relationship affair as unforgivable. Not because the adulterous have sex with someone else, but because they waste their partner’s time. This to me is the worst thing you can do. To deliberately waste someone’s time.

We are responsible for our own use of time – but when it comes to other people’s time – let us at least do our best (be aware) not to waste their most irreplaceable commodity.

"Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t
own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep
it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it
you can never get it back."

3 thoughts on “Time is irreplacable and priceless”

  1. There should be something in life
    that transcends time and space.
    I’d like to believe in that and live on that.
    It might take a longer time than I expect
    to find it out.
    But, I can be patient because it is not only
    priceless but also indispensable to my life.
    Impatience is an enemy, not a friend,
    even though life is short.
    The time I’ve spent and will spend can’t be
    a waste of time as long as I’m continuously
    edging my way toward it.
    The process itself is also part of it.

  2. I agree with you on that Hitomi. Still I do think that wasting someone else’s time is a really bad karma. A Yiddish proverb says that a half truth is a whole lie. I believe that’s true. But then certain people will not have such emotional honesty in communication. They would rather defend their dishonesty on the grounds that it might hurt others (which for sure it will do – when the person they talk about find out themself). Therefore, having rationalized their phoniness into nobility, they settle for superficial relationships. It’s all wrong, very painful and a waste of everyone’s time!

  3. This is really the first time I’ve received
    such a serious message from you.
    This is what I’ve been waiting for.
    Now, it’s become history that I had
    the same feeling as yours a few years ago.
    You’ve changed from what you were then,
    missing Tokyo so much, not me.
    I lost some things but feel them regained.
    I hope that you’ll share this feeling with me.

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