"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time " - BertrandRussell
"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." - BertrandRussell
I was sitting outside my new home yesterday (we just movedlast week, and we love the new place), watching the world goby.
There were people in cars, in a hurry to get to their nextappointment. There were birds flying by, insects just as busy as the people in cars, plants andweeds thriving in the humid Guam climate.
Inside the house, my children were also busy, as ever, making a mess of the house (which my wifeand I would soon clean up), getting into things, their natural curiosity overpowering our previouspleas for them not to play with lotion or take things apart.
The sky was slightly overcast and there was a cool breeze, quite strong and pleasant actually.
It's not often that most of us just sit quietly, and allow the world to pass us by.
What is so important that it can't wait until later? What email must be answered right thismoment? Do we really need to read all those articles online, all those messages from others, allthose newspapers and magazines? Do we need to have the television and radio and Internet on allthe time?
Is life passing us by as we keep our minds super-busy? Are we missing out on the beautiful worldaround us as we constantly think about the future — what we need to do, our anxieties aboutwhat might happen — and the past — what we did wrong, what someone else did to us, what wesaid, what should have happened?
When was the last time you just sat, and observed? Why not do it today?