Time Is The Undeniable Constraint
Feb 19 2012

We all have the same amount of time (barring unforeseen, usually dire circumstances) to do what we are meant to do or want to do while here on earth.  It doesn’t really matter if we are born knowing what we are supposed to do or we aren’t.  In the case of Hugo (movie), he discovered his purpose in life was to fix other people, things, automatons, and clocks.  A series of unfortunate and fortunate events led him to the automaton/person he was meant to fix.

Sometimes time feels like it ticks so painfully slowly when you aren’t able to do what you want to do, be with the people you want to be with, or ironically figure out what your purpose is in life.  But then all of a sudden you look up, notice that time has slipped through your fingers and you realize…you rationalize…you reason that maybe this was just all the way it was supposed to turn out.  But you know there were points in the road of life where you could have gone a different seemingly easier or treacherously hard way.  Would it have resulted in fame, fortune, finding your soul mate, and great health or would you have been run over by a bus?

Timing is everything, but the passing of “time” is the one thing none of us can change until my kids someone invents a time machine.  Many of us spend so much time chasing something just out of our reach, so much so that it must be human nature.  But when do we stop…do we stop?  We can’t stop!  Or can we?  Well, maybe after we discover intelligent life on another planet.

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3 Comments on “Time Is The Undeniable Constraint”

  1. 1 Jeffrey said at 3:01 PM on February 20th, 2012:

    Incredibly my quotation today was….
    “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”
    –Paulo Coelho

  2. 2 Andrew Bycroft said at 5:30 AM on February 22nd, 2012:

    I often ask people which is more valuable: time or money? As you may have guessed the response is predominantly “money” to which I follow up with:

    “With all the time in the world one can accumulate more money; but with all the money in the world one can not accumulate more time.”

  3. 3 Aruni said at 10:32 AM on February 25th, 2012:

    @Jeffrey – When I saw your quote hit my inbox, I wondered if you were reading my “blog” mind. 🙂

    @Andrew – that is so true and it’s always a challenge to know how to most wisely spend our time. We have so many options these days and we just don’t know how it will turn out until we try something.