Sunday, October 6, 2013

No time for . . .

Time is money.

Time is precious.

Time flies.

Time is a commodity.

Time is the one thing everyone complains they DON'T have.

In an article published in a Brazilian news magazine about innovative ideas, the columnist champions an app that wins us back the time for some really simple things:

Time for 

  • Listening (to loved ones, colleagues, boss, neighbor, friends, or just the stranger on the street)
  • Reading (even that very long e-mail)
  • Making love (without having to answer a call or text a message in the middle of it)
  • Thinking (twice before doing things)
  • Meeting (real friends, not followers)
  • Enjoying things (that includes reading what the person has posted before LIKING on Facebook)
  • Having real holidays (without spending most of the time posting and talking about what you, your kids, or your dogs are doing)
  • Eating (without typing or watching the mobile device)
  • Breathing (this might cure a lot of trouble and strife)
  • Taking care of your health (without feeling guilty for doing something your body and mind need) 

It reminded me of the movie In Time, in which having Time is what guarantees longevity:

Most of us might probably react to the list above like Sweet Brown:

More recently, a girl's video of resignation went viral. Reason for quitting? Her job left her with no time for anything else. She most probably felt he had not time for her. 

So the question is: 

What do you have NO time for but would like to and what do you HAVE time for but wish you didn't?

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