WHAT IS THE REAL VALUE OF TIME?

by Natasha Quintana Villegas

THERE ARE MULTIPLE WAYS TO LIVE AND UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF TIME. THIS ESSAY GIVES US A SHARP LOOK AT THIS NOTION INVITING US TO BE WISE IN HOW WE USE OUR TIME IN LIFE.

Every movement of creation is linked with time. A child can’t be an adult in a year neither a tree can grow in a few days.

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Lucas Blalock, Foundations 2013-2015 (Cimientos 2013-2015), Edición de 3 (LBla031). Cortesía de Galerie Rodolphe Janssen.

Some people think that time is eternal and they are right as it is something that doesn’t have a beginning or an end. We use it to measure seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years and so on.

Time is our way to organize our lives, something we are used to do to give meaning to them. Time moves on. What was yesterday is not today anymore and today will not be tomorrow.

The entire creation moves on according to a time pattern like in birth, growth and death. There is time for everything. Seasons come according to time. Living things grow according to age and time. Every movement of creation is linked with time. A child can’t be an adult in a year neither a tree can grow in a few days.

Time is a free force as it doesn’t wait for anyone or anything. Time is power. Time is money. A minute not spent wisely is an eternal loss, you will never get back wasted time just as lost opportunities will not come back. If you waste time it will end up wasting you.

Time is the best medicine for love, wounds or an important loss; it heals what reason cannot always heal.

Human beings are emotional and when negative emotions like anger, envy, jealousy or fear overtake them they might lose their rationality and act by impulses causing serious consequences. But even when damage has already been done, it can be mended by time as people involved may forget and forgive. This is the importance of time regarding our well-being.

Time is also a wise counselor. As it passes by every individual grows and is enriched with experience: good decisions are the result of experience and experience is usually obtained by making mistakes. Time reminds us to act wisely.

People who do not appreciate the importance of time usually waste it in unproductive activities. If you waste time the only one who will come off badly is yourself. Plan your schedule intelligently and you will see that there is time for everything. Time is powerful and we are here to obey it.

If you’re not on time you might miss the train or any opportunity life has to offer, and usually once you miss any of them, they won’t come back. As we learn to use our time fruitfully we will find this to be the key to a successful and happy life. Smile!

Natasha Quintana Villegas, Law student 2nd trimester campus Del Valle.

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