Where does the time go?

In Essays, The Daily Drool on March 19, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Alright, you’ve noticed.  

I don’t exactly post to my blog everyday.

I try, I genuinely do try, but sometimes as the wee hours are creeping on, and I’m rubbing tobasco on my eye-lids to keep them open, the blog suffers from “Red-Headed-Step-Children” Syndrome and get’s put off “Till tomorrow.”  You see TIME (echo, echo, echo), I’ve decided, operates by the rules of it’s own fickle whims and I am left feeling scrambled.

What happens when we get older?  It’s like the whole world spins faster and faster until the thought of a quiet little sit-down in the park is like, the most amazing thing EVER, and we day-dream about quiet evenings at home instead of the frenetic Los Angeles scene.  The Big City dreams that entertain any good fantasist start to look a little, well, exhausting.  


Which is why, right now, there are teams of people around the globe chatting in creative rooms about what new technological wonder they can birth on the market in order to “Save Time”… It’s a precious natural resource motivating millions and millions of people to invest in all things “Speedy”.  I recently watched this video from a Conan interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoGYx35ypus) where comedian Louis CK talks about the miracle of today’s technology and our propensity to simultaneously absorb it and demand MORE.

Because everything is immediate and it’s still not enough.  The more time we have, the more we find to do.  The faster we get to check things off our list, the more things we find to tack onto that list in the first place.


Is the world going to end if we try to carve some minutes out for ourselves?  Of course not.  

Are we lazy SOB’s if we start relaxing at the end of our day rather than using the time we “saved” as an opportunity to take a preemptive strike at tomorrow’s chores?  I don’t think so.

So what is the problem?  

I think it’s a matter of PANIC.  We are taught that perseverance leads to success, and laziness leads to failure.  It is ingrained in our psyche that only the strong succeed, and the strong never, ever, put off till tomorrow what needs to be done today.

And, personally, I live in a city where the rats never rest.

So… I suppose the time is going towards efforts in the hopes of a successful tomorrow.  But wow, I sure could use a nap!


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