What truly amuses me is the value attached to time and doing a few things on time by the society we live in. Little things like sending your kids to school and going to office everyday. If we do not follow these norms then survival and sustaining ourselves in this society becomes almost impossible. Unless you are a prodigy of some kind. But that is not the point. The point is that unknowingly a path has been set for us decided by i really don’t know who. There is certain defined manner in which we are to lead our lives and somehow that is the only correct way there is. So much so importance is put in education and all the corresponding advancements and developments are hugely dependent on it.
But yes, you are right. Had it not been education, it would have been some other mode of learning , knowing and the rest of everything would depend on that and just because we are social animals and we have to fit in, in one manner or the other, even if we choose to defy we will end up giving in and adapting nevertheless.
Rules amuse me. But what is more amusing is the human mind. And the way procrastination and distraction work for it.
I have to do work A and it is extremely important but the deadline is two weeks away. I can work nicely on it for two weeks, give it all I have maybe even come up with some improvement in the existing methods of implementation. But no. I will consciously choose to delay it till the end of the second week. And in those last 48 hours , my focus will be rock solid and i will surprise myself by working so hard. And then i think, if only i had worked on it for two weeks.
What is more surprising is when the are a series of deadlines. The focus the mind attains and all the things it plans to do once the ordeal is over. It is in those badly crunched phases we realise the value of things and time and plan out a proper schedule for ourselves, promising that we will mend our ways after this and do this and do that once the deadlines are over. But usually once they are, it is party time and then we go back to our old lazy selves. This happens with most of us.
This is not a healthy habit.
All you do is rush through things, not really learning anything in the process.
There is a time and place for everything. And only those people tend to be successful who realise the value of time and how important it is to do the appropriate thing at the right time. Distractions the world offers plenty of them. And there are enough charming things to occupy your mind and time when your responsibilities call out to you. Why do most of us run? Why do most of us don’t care? Why do some of us don’t realize?
A few things can wait. Others cannot. And once the time is past, there is no point living with the regret, especially when you had the time to do all of it right in the first place. Some decisions can change your life. Either way.