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Time….It’s What You Make Of It

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Truly it is an amazing, and often astounding, sight to see people rushing through their lives completely oblivious to everything except their electronic devices and their schedules.  You see, time is a continuum whilst our lives are momentary snapshots of that continuum.

This is a lesson I learned many years ago when I chose to spend my time reading a book, and one of my professors happened by and commented on my “wasting time” in reading a tome that sparked my brain to think.  I like to think.  I embrace it wholeheartedly.  Never have I thought that thinking was a waste of time because time does not change or alter its stream for me or anything I am doing.

Granted, there are scenes in life’s grand play where time seems to stand still….like waiting to be called from the big waiting room in the doctor’s office to the little waiting room (which is also called the “exam room”).  Then what happens?  Time goes into warp drive when the doctor comes him, spends a total of 4 minutes diagnosing you and off you go back into the stream of time.

As a child, I thought Christmas Eve made time stand still so Santa could make all of his deliveries by Christmas morning.  I didn’t, for one moment, believe Santa could go all over the world in a single night, so time HAD to stand still for him to accomplish such a Herculean Task.

There are those who say that Time is relative.  Well, I can assure you that time is no relative of mine.  My relatives are a rather gregarious mob, with a couple of introverted members, who enjoy raucous laughter and stories to embarrass the rest of us.

But think about this, why do we wear watches?  So we know what time it is.  Why do we need to know what time it is?  Because we have very busy schedules.  Sadly, those schedules have not slowed in the least, despite advances in technology.  And why do those people who can afford the latest technological gadgets always smile?  Also, what do they do that they can always afford the latest technological marvel?

But, you see, time never speeds up nor does it slow down.  Time always moves forward.

Illusion

My question to you is this, Gentle Reader, during your time swimming in the stream of time, what shall you do to make it memorable?

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And, TAD DAH, My 300th Post

Normally, or abnormally, I’m not exactly a list type person, except sometimes.  I’m usually pretty decisive, kinda, most of the time, okay every so often.

If you have been a reader of these thoughts for any length of time, you will know that I do enjoy looking through the lens of perspective.  One of my favorite books (and movies) is “The Dead Poet Society” because I can identify with the character of John Keating.  Keating looks at life from a different perspective and challenged his students to do likewise.  True, his methods got him fired in the end, but his students did, even for a brief time, see life differently.

For example, I once thought a statue had no value to a blind person. Then I saw a blind woman touching the marble with tears running down her face because what she “saw” with her touch.

There are some who would say that every story has three sides: My side, Your side, and the Truth.  But I contend there are many sides to every story: My side, Your side, My perception of Your side, Your perception of My side, My perception of My side, Your perception of Your side, My perception of the Truth, Your perception of the Truth, and so many more ending with The Absolute Truth.

We tend to perceive in light of our experiences.  I have a strong dislike of snakes and believe the only good snake is one that has been made into a wallet, belt, or shoes.  Although, I have caught, killed, cooked and enjoyed eating rattlesnake.  But that in no way should indicate that I like snakes.  However, I have friends who keep snakes as pets (which is why I don’t visit them in their homes very often).  Also had a friend who had several snakes, scorpions, spiders and lizards she kept as pets (she was, to say the least, quite a character). But some people have the perception of such reptilian critters as cute and cuddly. I leave those people alone to their own devices.

Never underestimate the power of perception. Not everyone who dances hears the music, some feel the music.  And some of us simply have music blaring in our brains that only we can hear and we dance anyway causing people to think our meds are no longer effective.Nietzsche

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I Wonder……

What Motivates You?

I’m curious…what motivates you?  I know what motivates me and what has motivated me in the past.  Oddly enough, the motivators change from time to time. 

  • There was a time when an emotional appeal would motivate me. 
  • Then there was the time when a profanity shouting Drill Sergeant motivated me. 
  • There was that period when I was motivated by the stipend.
  • I was once motivated by promises, which usually turned out to be empty, so this phase didn’t last long.
  • And I found myself motivated by stuff.  Weekly excursions to StuffMart to get more stuff so I could add it to the stuff I got the week before and the stuff I had in storage.

As time has skoodled on the motivators had evolved, devolved, changed, shifted, grew, sprouted, pick what you want.  What is it that gets you moving, thinking, pondering, contemplating?  What gets your blood pumping?  What gets your goosebumps goosing?

I have discovered that if my intellect is stimulated and intrigued, I am motivated to think.  To ponder.  To contemplate. Hence, I turned to books.

Music also moves me to motivation.  Not just any music.  When I am feeling depressed or lethargic, I find motivation in music.

One of my motivators

 

Music makes me think, helps me dream, helps me learn!  So do books!  So do people!

What makes your thoughts bongle about like an electric eel?

 

 

 

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