Does the title sound familiar to you? Everyone is only entitled 24 hours a day, yet some people find the best of it while the rest spend more time whining about how insufficient their time is. WHY. Because we choose to spend time the way we want it. And the lucky and smarter ones can just forgo some commitments (most of the time those which everyone else is doing) and reach out for the ones beneficial to truly themselves. It is hard isn’t it? To say no to your friends, late night suppers, all the fun everyone wish they could have. We all think being ‘hapz’ (‘happening’) or being ‘popz’ (‘popular’) makes your life seem more fulfilling. Not true. Hmm depends.
For me, I find myself staying home more than I used to lately, or at least I try my best to. I spread out my social commitments. I make more time for people I rarely get to meet and lessen time for the ones I meet everyday. It’s not that I don’t appreciate these people, or take it as it comes (definitely no!) but I have learnt that time is short and this world is huge. You can call me a free bird, one who wishes to fly, see the world, and is not afraid, one whom no one can keep it in a cage, for it gets even further out of sight, one who will come back home eventually no matter what as it’s the only place it feels safe with everyone it loves.
So the reason I’m writing this is because I just had an interesting read and it is worthy to share. I know we have all read enough about losing commitments, sleep and wake up early, eat lesser junk food, lead a healthy lifestyle… But some of it does hit me hard.
“Here’s a secret: the people and organizations you’ve been helping or working with will live. They will go on doing what they were doing without you, and (omg!) they will survive without you. Your departure will not cause the world to collapse. Let go of the guilt.”
Time only goes forward, not backwards.
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