Waste of Time?

Clear glass hourglass with red sand dripping down

How many times in life has someone told you “that’s a waste of time”? How often have you said those words to someone else, or even to yourself?

Here’s the thing: nobody other than you can define what is or isn’t a waste of your time, because it’s YOUR time.

It belongs to you and nobody else. You can and should use it as you see fit.

Frankly, anybody trying to tell you how to use or not use your time is judging your life and your choices according to their programming, their biases, their desires, their world view…and such a judgment is almost certainly worthless because it’s all about them.

When someone says “that’s a waste of time” to someone else, what they really mean is “that’s not how I would spend my time”, or “that’s not how I think you should spend your time”, or maybe even “I think you should be spending more time on/with me”.

Making someone else’s choices all about you…rather selfish, don’t you think?

If they are not you, they are not qualified to judge your path.

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Option XYZ

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled

I imagine most people have probably heard or read the Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken, or at least this small piece of it, at some point during their childhood education ๐Ÿ˜‰

You’ve probably also heard phrases like “Thinking Outside the Box” or “Option B”, right?

While shit like this may sound lovely and empowering, in reality it’s just a run of the mill false dichotomy.

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The Words That Divide Us

To be honest, I am (somewhat ironically) struggling to find the words to do this concept justice ๐Ÿ˜‚

But what the hell, let’s give it a whirl!

Have you ever heard the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword”?

Not only is this statement fundamentally true, but the depth to which it is true is absolutely incredible, and I’d wager it’s something very, very few have thought about at a deep enough level.

Words are tools…but also weapons…and chains.

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No Fucking Clue

Here it is, the big fat secret that nobody wants to admit to, acknowledge, or face…

Nobody, and I mean nobody, knows anything.

Everyone is making shit up as they go along.

They’re all winging it.

Guessing. Hoping. Wishing. Dreaming.

There are only probabilities, no certainties.

Language. Religion. Science. All make believe, only as “real” as the number of people who believe in them.

As Morpheus stated, “Your mind makes it real”.

But as much as you’d love to find someone who can explain it all, answer your questions, tell you what you should do, magically reveal your purpose or the grand secrets of the universe, alas, such a person simply doesn’t exist.

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.

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