Friday, April 25, 2008


"Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. Success depends upon using it wisely by planning and setting priorities."

Denis Waitely


College students are notoriously good at wasting time. It's a rare find when you encounter someone who gets their nose to the grindstone early on and gets an assignment done. More frequently, you find someone who, at 2 AM the night before a paper is due, is still incapable of getting focused on it, and instead winds up pulling an all-nighter. It's kind of sad, but it almost seems to be the natural order of life. You can be a great student through most of middle school and high school, then you slump at the end of senior year. Said slump intensifies through college, until you enter the workforce and become a productive member of society. In theory. Getting rid of homework would be nice. I always liked the philosophy of my Bible teacher in high school- "Jesus never gave tests or quizzes ,and if He was the greatest Teacher that ever lived, why should I not follow His example?" Can more teachers and professors please follow that philosophy? Please?

It's a miracle to me how some of these assignments get done considering how much time we waste. I guess it's really true, what that quote says- time is amazingly fair and forgiving. There's almost always more time and if you focus enough and get to work hard then you can accomplish most things in virtually any amount of time.

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