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There's an old saying, "Invest in real estate. Land: It's the only thing they're not making more of!"
Well, your time here on earth is the land of your life, expanding outward in usage towards some edge of an eternal ocean that we don't need to linger on for this blog. This land of time--YOUR land--is limited just like any continent that meets any sea. And think about how we spend it nowadays versus a few decades ago: How many of the readers of this can recall a time without cell phones and Constant eMail Via SmartPhones? And recall also the pleasure of an afternoon at the park without even a house phone (no cord that long!) to disturb it?
Nowadays, we are connected 24x7 and WANT to be connected. Well, we know that addicts all want their addiction-of-choice, and should they get it? Should WE get it? Don't we each know what is best for us? Maybe. Maybe not.
When I still played out in public up to just a few years ago, I was more than once on stage playing and singing a song and my cell phone would buzz in my pocket because I forgot to turn it off for the show. Really? I have to turn off my Personal Umbilical in order just to play a song?? And, yet, truth be told, in the audience some folks were texting, some quietly phoning, and even once in a while someone videoed the performance from their cell phone.
We've all forgotten that connecting means connection, not contacted but touched, not reached but shared. Important stuff.
Time is NOT a commodity, no matter that we would blindly make it so. It is precious and runs out all too soon for all of us. So take a minute to look around and connect with the world. You'll enjoy it, I guarantee it.
Then get back to *(&^%$! work!