Time, the speaker said, is the most valuable commodity.
We sat in a conference room listening to the speaker list a number of valuable things — health, family, work — only to expertly return to TIME. You can always get another job or obtain new possessions, but you can never recapture the TIME you’ve spent.
It struck me as ironic that I was spending never-to-be-recaptured time listening to him talk about lost time. But it was my choice, the public-speaking lesson invaluable.
The speaker went though several bullet points, supporting them with sound analogies.
1. Time is a resource, yet we can’t buy or save it. We have to spend it now.
2. Time is life — we are the only ones who can spend it. I had some arguments against that (family demands time, and I don’t really have a choice), but I was there to listen, not argue. And his point was valid: we are mainly in charge of our time.
3. Understanding the tricky nature of time. Nothing is easier than being busy; nothing is more complicated than accomplishing something. He was speaking my language, through and through.
An effective speech, rationally speaking. If only everything in life were rational. Time, like life, is what we make of it, as long as we’re happy.
I drove home, pursuing the thought to the point of obsession. So…TIME. This month, I’m spending a lot of time blogging. Discovering blogs that make points I’ve never considered. Reading posts that show the world from intimately personal experiences. Reconnecting with, and meeting bloggers who visit and comment on my blog. And that’s a thrill.
So, thank you for spending some of the world’s most valuable commodity with me.
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