Time

Issue #9 — 3.9 minute read

👋 Hey phi-lazy-phers

We’ll never have more time left than we do right now. It’s a resource we’re constantly losing as every second that goes by is gone forever. Time, in almost every regard, is more valuable than money, and much like money, we don’t always spend our time responsibly. However, while wasting time is viewed negatively by some, others don’t necessarily agree. There are arguments time is simply an illusion anyway, so how we spend it is subjective.

Let’s dive in.


Banana Yoshimoto

I’ll never be able to be here again. As the minutes slide by, I move on. The flow of time is something I cannot stop. I haven’t a choice. I go.

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Fulton Oursler

We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.

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J.R.R. Tolkien

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

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Charles Darwin

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

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Marthe Troly-Curtin

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

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Leo Tolstoy

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.

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Elizabeth Bowen

Grown-up people seem to be busy by clockwork... They run their unswerving course from object to object, directed by some mysterious inner needle that points all the time to what they must do next. You can only marvel at such misuse of time.

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Marcus Aurelius

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.

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Lao Tzu

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.

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Khalil Gibran

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

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Eckhart Tolle

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.


It doesn’t matter how rich you are, we all get the same amount of hours each day. It might seem like a lot of pressure to make sure we’re getting the most out of every minute, hour, week, month, or year, but as Eckhart Tolle said above, let’s focus on the Now and the rest will take care of itself.

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It’s not lost on me that you’re spending a few minutes of your most valuable resource reading this newsletter each week—so thank you.

✌️Until next week, happy philosophizing.


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