Sad Truths About Time

It won’t slow down so you can catch up

Time has no patience for the weak or the slow. It doesn’t care if you want to spend a week watching Scandal or reruns of HIMYM and eating Doritos, it just won’t come back for you. It doesn’t have patience, tolerance or sympathy for those who can’t keep up or don’t know how to use it without regrets.

There’s never more when you need it

There are no extras, no hand outs and definitely no bonuses. Time is like that strict teacher who will never round you up a point, even a half point. It will never help you find the answers or let you cheat off it, because it’s really just cheating you.

It doesn’t care if you’re running out

Time has no remorse. It doesn’t care if you’re young, old, lived a full life or hardly lived at all. It will cut you short whenever it pleases and has no shame in giving you little warning.

It doesn’t care if you have money or not

It doesn’t matter how rich you are or how much money you make, you can never get the time back you wasted. Time has no preference for the rich, beautiful or the intelligent. It has an odd way of reminding you that it doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, it will get you either way.

It sneaks up on you when you least expect it

Time is always lurking around. It seems to just hang there, never leaving the corner of your mind. And when you’re not thinking about it, not realizing it’s there anymore, it comes up behind you and you realize it’s never going to leave you alone.

It never warns you when you’re running low

Your time could stop at any moment. Time doesn’t slow down because you’re running out. It doesn’t stop so you can appreciate the moment or give you more time to do everything you wanted to do, but it especially doesn’t give you warning when it’s about to be too late.

It makes you think you have an unlimited amount

When you’re young, time seems infinite. It feels like you can waste days on end and it won’t even make a dent. It makes you believe that old age is a fate that will never happen and will forever be on the side of the young

It likes to play games with you

It loves to slow down at during SEP time/Build-lab and prep and speed up after school. It hides when you need it and stabs you in the back when you think you’re ahead of it. It doesn’t give hints, clues or warnings, and always makes sure you know it’s around when you’d rather not be aware.

It won’t give you a break just because you’re sick

There is never enough time to get over the flu and when you have to use your sick days to cover your aching joints, time seems to be the most unaccountable friend you have. You’ll never understand why 24 hours is not enough time to heal yourself, but is always enough time to just about ruin your life.

It always goes faster on vacation

Why is it that a week on vacation never feels like a week? It’s like the second you get on the plane, there’s a warp and days become minutes as you find yourself wishing for one of the few times in your over-worked life that it would just slow down.

It always has a price

You can’t pay to get more, but it always feels like you’re giving up something for it. You can’t be in two places at once, can’t stay up all night long, can’t spend a year traveling and that same year working. Time always demands a sacrifice, and it’s the things you give it and the things you refuse to pay that determine the worth of your time.


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