Question of the Day – No. 362

If we all know that time is limited, why do we keep spending it careless?

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  1. I guess it’s all in how you look at things 🤔. If you’re doing stuff that you want to be doing (even if you’re procrastinating the things you should be doing), then can you really call it being careless? In the end, if you’re not enjoying yourself most of the time, then getting through the hard times would be much much harder 🤗.

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  2. I’m going to go out on a limb, and say we don’t know. I’d say we believe because we’ve been told, but we haven’t experienced it. Sometimes the day is short, and sometimes it’s long. That is as much as we know.

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  3. I think it’s partly because we tend to respond to tangible and immediate results. So for example, we know if we walk in front of a car on the highway, it’ll destroy us right then and there, so we don’t do it, but if we smoke cigarettes, we know it’ll destroy us, but ehhh, “I’m gonna die anyways”….so we keep smoking because the consequences don’t immediately strike us.

    So knowing that time is limited is something we’re all accustomed to but we don’t know what happens after we die. Plus dying is “in the future”, so we aren’t immediately effected by the fact that time is limited and death is imminent.

    That’s why it’s hard for us to “live life like today is your last day”.

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    1. I believe people procrastinate and waste time because to them that is far more enjoyable than what they should be doing. They don’t like what they do and therefore it’s a big obligation. This is not a good way to be.

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  4. It’s really thoughtful…Maybe we can’t realize that How much important it is…Lazyness , cellphone, Indefinite etc are caused of this…🤔🤔🙄🤔🙄🤔🙄🤔🙄🤔🤔😶😶😶😶😶😶🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😪😪😪😪😪😪😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶

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  5. To distract myself from the fact that time is limited. I’ve been trying to spend more time mindfully though. When I think about the fact that there’s so much I want to do and so little time, it causes me intense anxiety and I feel overwhelmed. I used to peacefully accept that life ends some day but for some reason my anxiety has taken over lately, probably relating to my struggles with my faith life.

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    1. The thing with anxiety is that it messes up our mind to the point we don’t want to do anything because “what’s the point since we’re going to die anyway”. It’s dangerous because it stops one’s evolution…

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  6. Interesting question
    But I wonder what really defines each concept (time wasted & time engaged)?
    Since those answers will probably be as different as the real definition of love. Then I believe we can say that time isn’t really wasted, just invested differently across people.

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      1. Yes, I agree, but we would have to define helpful. Seating still in a quiet place for 6 hours can be considered just as “helpful” as a person who cooks, clean or work within that same time.

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    1. I feel uncomfortble to think of time as an asset that you have to invest in order to get a ROI. This way of thinking leads to reviews, forecasting, planning, preparation etc., instead of enjoying the moment. Zen-inspired people would say the “commercialization” of time is a waste because you will never arrive anywhere….being trapped in this vicious cycle of trying to achieve something in future by investing your time.
      Is it really possible to waste time?
      Don`t think of time that is only an artificial concept to measure and increase productivity during industrialization era anyway, ….just live. No need to be hyperactive and productive all the time.

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      1. I’m not sure if this is related to being appreciated or to live your life the way you want. I don;t work to be appreciated. I work to create the life I want which is not how it is today. That wouldn’t be possible for me if I don’t plan my actions. Sure, if changes are not required or desired, living without planning is a great way to live. It’s all about what you want in life.

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      2. I ve realized my life plans even one year earlier than I planned. I also dir all die Things on my Bucket list…and I am not happier than before. I hed to acknowlege that Targets, planning and achievements are not suitable to achieved contentment. There won’t be never enough achievements to fill the void. In fact, success is quite boring and created stress if you are not satisfied afterwards so that you are looking for the next challenges again and again.
        Following this road, you are wasting your life. Dog will live a life without yourself. It makes more sense to reflect what you are truely looking for…and why you are not able to enjoy yourself …right here and now.
        It is different if you cannot Pay your bills or have a very low living standard.

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  7. 1. I think because the knowledge that time is limited, is usually on a subconscious level. It’s not always on the surface, we don’t always think about it, so…

    2. Because, comfort zones.

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  8. I.. used to! but now i don’t . I’ve been practicing time management and doing more things done in less time since 2 yrs. I have become pretty good. Need to be better 😀

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      1. Listing down the things to be done. And keep striking it away. This seems very simple but have a very positive impact. Start with the most difficult task first that motivates to keep going 😄

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  9. I face my mortality. That`s exactly the reason why I do not follow the trend of self-optimization, efficiency and increased productivity. That`s a waste of time. Who do you want to impress with your achievements? Why do you need it to stabilize or increase your sense of self-worth. Will you ever be ,satisfied with your performance? When will it be enough? Or do you need alll these time investments because you want to forget your mortality, missing capability to enjoy the moment or a lack of sense in life?

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