Time is truly a fascinating thing. It is the only dimension in which we live that we have absolutely no control over. We can manipulate our position in the three physical planes of space, but time moves around us, and all we can do is to make the most of it. Time is also the only dimension we are familiar with that is a finite resource for each of us. Space is infinite, and we can explore that infinity, but we are limited only by time. That is not to say that time itself is finite, only our perception of it. Even if we had a time machine to explore time as we do space, the amount of time that our individual bodies give us would be no less limited.

So what do we choose to do with this precious resource? Some of us enjoy ourselves every moment, others call that waste. Some work hard now to relax later, they do not live in the now. Some people when presented with this limitation choose to live longer, although they live in constant misery, others choose to live each day to the fullest and enjoy the time they have left. None of these choices are better than another, they are deeply personal and reflect our own values. But sometimes we need to stop and remember that it is a choice, and we need to make it a conscious one.


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