Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I don't have time to waste.

"Then one evening a great calm settled on him, and he made a decision.  He had for too long regarded situations as temporary; henceforth he would look upon every stretch of time, however short, as precious.  Time would never be dismissed again.  No action would merely lead to another; every action was part of his life which could not be recalled; therefore thought had to be given to every action."
V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas

Last night, for the first time this semester, I wasted a significant chunk of my life on facebook.  I felt pretty bad about it.  I have a lot of stuff going on in my life right now and it's hard enough to find time to do it all without wasting my time on social media.

For the most part, I really am satisfied with everything I'm doing.  I'm not very good at expressing that, especially to my closest friends who listen to me complain on a daily basis.  Thanks, by the way.  I'm really not as miserable as I make myself out to be.

Every season of our lives has its joys and its trials.  Every single time I remember back to a previous point in my life, I have floods of memories of things I enjoyed.  I have certainly not always actually been happy, but in my memory, I have.

Mr Biswas again: "All his life had been good until now.  And he had never known.  He had spoiled it all by worry and fear."

Let's live life now.

1 comment:

  1. awesome. this spoke to me. you spoke to me. keep it up kamian.

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