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  • Writer's pictureJames Evangelista

Shortness of Life

“You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, though all the while that day which you bestow on some person or thing is perhaps your last.” - Seneca

How do you spend your day? Do you waste every second of it? Are you productive? Do you live a life based on what you want? Or are you living your life based on the choices of other people? Have you spent your time properly?

A harsh reality of our life here on this planet is this: Our time is limited. You and I won’t be here forever.

Stop wasting your time doing the things you don’t love. Stop wasting your time chasing pleasure and money. Don’t get me wrong on this one, having fun and relaxing is great for our well-being. You need to relax every now and then but too much relaxation is bad for you. Chasing money is not that bad but too much money can corrupt your well-being and can lead to greediness. You must learn how to balance your life.

Do you want to know what is the difference between time and money? The money you spent can be earned again. Meanwhile, the time you spent is gone forever. You can’t go back in time. Time only moves forward. Time is like a river. It always flows no matter what happens and it will come to an end.

Using your time in a good way can help you prolong your life. When you learn how to use your time properly it helps you achieve your dreams and happiness. To use your time properly, you must learn how to be present.

People nowadays wait for the future that never comes while they are wasting the present that always exists. Keep in mind that the present moment is all that we have. The future is just another present moment that hasn’t arrived yet.

Keep in mind that you always have a choice in every action you take. You must use your time properly. Do simple tasks today that can help you achieve a better tomorrow.

“You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire” - Seneca


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