Time, our most valuable resource. More valuable than money, gold, jewels, and anything we put value on. Yet, it is the most wasted resource.
Now before I continue, I have no issue with people enjoying their time. Do what you want, this is more to provoke thought. So when and if you become insulted, come back to this paragraph. Hell, Im taking my time to write this for you. Your welcome!
Time, for most, is wasted. You have teens that become pop stars, children that become famous actors or actresses, young adults becoming billionaires and young scientists changing the world. But those are the exception and usually by time they reach middle age, unless they are right in the head are broke has beens. You and I, we are stuck working a dead end job that one hates and barely keep float financially. One has little time to spend with whom they love or their family and in itself, should be a crime. But alas, what can one do.
For some, they waste their off time drinking, smoking, gambling, playing games, what ever. The end result is a waste. They have nothing to SHOW for it. All of it. You beat the game, good! What can you actually show for it? Its not going to get you admired, it'll get you put down into loserville. I get to deal with drunks, chain smokers, and gamblers on a daily basis. The flip of the card is all they live for but in the end, they end up broke. Lose 500 bucks only to try and spend the next 5 hours so they can break even. Insanity! Pure, utter, insanity!
Even the one thing that all enjoy, a thing that sells in everything and is a multi billion dollar industry, sex. Yup, I wont leave no stone unturned. It can be reduced to 15 minutes of sweating and heavy breathing and a few seconds of ecstasy. Thats it, a few seconds of pure joy. All this drama over a few seconds. Insulted? Good, see the second paragraph.
Personally, trains and drawing consume all my free time. I like to think I have something to at least SHOW for my time. The 117,000 photos Ive taken and the 520 drawings Ive done. But again, it can be reduced to a waste. I could of spent this time starting up my own business or the sort. Join the Navy and serve my country. But no, I chose to draw and railfan. Am I greedy by doing so? I have no plans on ever publishing a book, no, Id rather sit on my pile of pixels like a dragon sits on his hoard.
All in all, do what you want. Drink, but dont drive home and involve me in your stupidity. Smoke, but dont blow it in my face. Screw, but dont do it in front of me. I think this should also apply for those who become rich and/or famous. Become an actor but I dont want to live on your every word. Become rich but dont taunt it in front of me and DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT, tell me how to live my life.
Then, to finish this all. We wait in traffic jams going to work and home. We wait at the checkout lanes to pay for things we dont really need. We wait in airport security to be frisked. All of this, tiny time murderers. These seconds, minutes, hours really add up over time. Seconds, minutes, and hours we will NEVER EVER get BACK. We cant, at the end, providing you live to a good old age, of our lives and go, Id like to BUY another 5 years of life. Nope, we have what we have and we waste it. One is probably better to live a little wreckless and enjoy life versus being safe and find it mildly amusing.
Did I make you think? Good day mate.