"It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it." ~ For One More Day by Mitch Albom
I've read a lot of books and a lot of quotes, but every now and then, one will come along that makes me stop and think---REALLY think.
I get just as annoyed with cliches as the next person. But every now and then, I will read something that puts meaning behind those cliches.
You always hear people say the following statements:
"Live each day to the fullest because tomorrow is never guaranteed."
"Get off your bumhole and start living! What are you waiting for?"
"Time flies. Savor each and every moment."
Blah blah blah. When you hear the same thing over and over again, it starts to lose its meaning. It becomes stale and uninspiring after awhile.
But why DO we waste time? Despite reading all these quotes about taking time for granted, what is our motive behind continuing to waste time anyway?
It's because we think we have all the time in the world.
We think we've got nothing but time. "There's always tomorrow. There's always next week. There's always next month. There's always next year."
And then before we know it, all this time has gone by and we're left scratching our heads. That's when we start grieving all that lost time---all that wasted time when we could've done something, but didn't because we thought we had plenty of time.
I thought my childhood would be long enough, but I was wrong.
I'm 20 years old now, and I'm sitting here thinking my 20s will be long enough. I bet I'm wrong about that too.