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How many times have I heard “I don’t have enough time”? How many times have I said it myself?!
We all have the same amount of time. Time is always ticking away all the time whether we like it or not. And we can’t get more than there is, not by any means, nor re-cycle it nor re-use it.
Furthermore, time doesn’t care, because time is a concept and concepts don’t care about anything, they just ARE.
Time is not a commodity, it is not something we can pick up, contain, weigh, or manage even. Time – in the sense that we measure it, chart its progress and talk about it – is a concept created by mankind. Furthermore it is a concept that changes from culture to culture in how it is understood and appreciated, so it is not even universal.

Jean-Louis Servan-Schrieber says: “Like any resource, time is available and designed to be used. It is the most democratically distributed resource: every person has exactly the same amount of time available, no matter whether he or she is rich and powerful or poor, enterprising or idle, bright or stupid. It is clearly our most precious resource, for it is the only non-renewable one.”

There are 1440 minutes in a day. We all have equal access to them.

See also:

Servan-Schreiber, JL. (1988), The Art of Time, Bloomsbury, London.

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