Make More Time

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June 29th, 2012

 

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Seven months ago I wrote a piece titled There’s Never Enough Time. It’s probably boring, so you don’t have to read it again. The premise is simple: there’s never enough time to do the things you want to do. So, start quitting the projects you aren’t crazy about and have more time to do the things you love.

 

Okay, it turns out I was wrong.

 

This weekend you will have more time. If you haven’t heard yet, this weekend will have more time, or more specifically, one more second.

 

In order to keep up with the spinning of the earth and the atomic clocks calibrated perfectly to match all the order of the cosmos, the wisest scientists our society has to offer have decided to give us an extra second. You know, in order to maintain order.

 

Interestingly enough, we stayed with a friend in Portugal whose son is one of these specific astrophysicists. I was delighted by the idea of someone spending twenty years researching and dedicating their lives to the addition of one second. I will do a lot of things in my life, but I’ll never be able to add more time to it.

 

So, this weekend, you’ll have more time. Use it wisely.

 

7 Responses

  1. I don’t suppose you could convince that astrophysicist to give us another few years instead, could you? Pretty please?

  2. And that one second more is even sweeter when you are pursuing things that fulfill you…

  3. In Canada, it’s already a long weekend this weekend, so us Canadians had better put all this free time (including the extra second) to good use!

  4. I swear, you can have money, good looks, popularity or fame, but I’d trade any one of them for more time. Or a clone. More time AND a clone would be awesome. Maybe an army of clones to do my bidding… but, you know, mainly the time thing.

  5. Something tells me we are using our extra second wisely! 🙂 I still can’t imagine being thy dedicated to one passion… I think I would get bored but more power to those personality types. We need all sorts of people in this world!

  6. I’ll be sure to use it wisely! 😛

  7. Interesting idea… I am always in need for more time.

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