When we were young, we wanted to grow up quicker.
Now we’re all grown up, we wish we have the chance to live life as a kid again.
I think time is the most unforgiving thing in life. Because every second that ticks by, there is no way in getting it back. And as I sit here typing my thoughts about time, it continues to tick, and by the time I finish, I’ve lost probably 10 minutes of it.
Life has changed so much from 10-20 years ago. Everything in life now is about speed. You see people running to catch a train, when the next train would be just 3 minutes away. You see people dashing across the road to beat the flickering “Green Man”, just because they can’t afford to wait an extra 2 minutes for the “Green Man” to flash. It is kind of sad in a way, that because of this fast paced life, people are finding it difficult to take time out to enjoy the happier things, such as gazing out of your window and watching the clouds float by, counting the stars that are above you at night.
I’m afraid to look at my clock every time. Because every time I do, I’ll think to myself, “Damn, another 10 minutes have passed and I did nothing in that past 10 minutes.”. In the earlier days, all these would not have mattered. I would have looked at my clock after 10 minutes and said, “That was the best 10 minutes of my life. I practically did nothing but to day-dream and smile at those silly dreams.”. But that can never be the case now.
We all live our life just once, but how many of us actually have the chance to enjoy it? Being in such a fast paced and fast growing world, we’re constantly studying, constantly working, just to make a living. A saying goes, “Find a job that you love, and you will never work again.”. That is true, but how many of us really have that chance? How many of us can find a job we truly love, and not a job that we go to just for the sake that it is able to provide us a roof to live in and food to eat?
Technology is an amazing thing. It has sped up a lot of things. It has created revolutions, but also destroyed a lot of little things in life. I read yesterday, in my Textbook, that the “Quality of Life” has deteriorated since the introduction of Technology. Technology has allowed a “work from home” culture, or a “study from home” culture, and because of this, we find ourselves bringing every little thing about work and study back home. We have unknowingly extended our working hours and study hours to a point where we forget that we should go out and enjoy ourselves.
I think about my future, and the possibility of me working from home. The time I would spend working from home would mean that I would not be able to enjoy the growing moments with my child, or the sweet company of my wife. But in a world where everything is starting to move so fast, I would have to keep up or be left behind.
As I come to the end of this post, I have taken about more than 15 minutes into thinking and typing my thoughts into words. These 15 minutes should have been spent studying on an exam I have tomorrow, that I’m completely unprepared for. But the stress that is building up in my head and the race against time is making me unable to cope and concentrate.
To those who have read all the way till the end, I thank you. Thank you for your patience in reading through my rant about life, and thank you for still following me, despite the long absence.