While watching “Morning Joe” this morning, I was fascinated by a segment called “30 under 30,” featuring the latest issue of Forbes magazine’s list of the thirty most successful people under age thirty. Most were very wealthy, of course, and most made their fortunes in high tech or web based concepts.
From the sundial to the atomic clock, humans have been obsessed with measuring the passage of time. Philosophically controversial, the idea that a sequence of events takes place, one after the other, and that we can accurately use the terms before and after have given time the status of a dimension. Physicists often use the term “spacetime continuum” to put their theories in context.
If he was alive today, I’m sure Ben would have included women in his quote. His point, however, was as true then as it is now. But sleep is boring, right? I mean, even talking about sleep is a snooze. We’re supposed to spend a third of our lives in dreamland, which adds up to about 4 months per year. What does this prolonged unconsciousness do for us? Although it seems like a waste of time and productivity, even the most energetic souls among us must succumb to slumber to avoid fatigue, psychosis and ultimately, death.
It takes time and effort to stay in touch with friends. When every day is a race to keep up with everything you have to do, getting around to the things you should do seems to happen rarely. Many of us could spend every minute of every day putting out fires, juggling too many balls and dancing as fast as we can.