“Time is a precious commodity that we cannot buy back.” – Me (05-19-2017)

When I was younger, I always complained that I don’t have anything to do. I’d play, I’d read, I’d watch the TV, but I still get bored. It feels like time goes by so slow for me, I always wished for time to go faster.

Growing up I realized my dream came true. I have school projects to submit, deadline for this, deadline for that. I always wanted the weekend to last forever but it doesn’t. I guess you only get your wish granted once.

Back then all I wanted to do is to pass time, and then school happens and you never got enough time.

But now I know better. Time is never too fast nor too slow, time does not adjust to our needs, it is not for us nor is it against us. Time is a constant in this universe, it flows continuously, a current that we can never fight.

We should spend our time the best way we can. Some might argue that we should spend time productively, making sure we will have a bright tomorrow by spending our time today. They are not wrong. But is it really the best way to spend time? Surely it is better than spending your time reminiscing the past, holding grudges and plotting vengeance.

The only good thing about the past are the experiences that made us who we are, that taught us the best lessons life could give. They are worth remembering but not to the point where we devote our lives, we use the time that we have now chasing the ghosts of the past.

How should we spend our time? For me we spend it doing what makes us happy without wasting anyone else’s time. Spend time with your family, spend time with your friends, spend time with your beloved. Spend it doing things that you love, enjoy life, enjoy it today for we never know what tomorrow brings.