Wasting Time

I read in someone’s blog today that sometimes conversations are one sided and it feels like time with them is time lost forever. Time that you’ll never get back. It is true. You can’t get that time back. I’m old and getting older by the minute. Sometimes I feel, not often mind you, but sometimes I feel that time is passing me by. There are some things I might have done differently. Things that require time. Well, I can do some of those things now. The truth of the matter, though, is that time passed me by and there is no retrieving it once it’s gone.

One of the things that I had not considered as a waste of time was the time spent in conversations. Now reflecting on what this other blogger said, I must say there have been lots of conversations that seem to me could be considered lost time. Many of these conversations occurred at work.

I don’t have much more to say about this but I do have a bit to think about. The issue of time always intrigues and confounds philosophers and theologians alike. The concept of wasting time is interesting too. Am I wasting time, now that I’m retired, when I take a nap? Can a conversation truly be said to be a “waste of time” or “time lost, never to be recovered?”

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