The question is often asked why we never have any spare time in modern life, in spite of a glut of “labour-saving” inventions and the growth of production efficiencies. I constantly hear people complain that there are” not enough hours in the day” to do everything.
Does the fact that we never seem to have ‘enough’ time relate to all the hours we spend at work? Unlikely as the Office For National Statistics records this type of data and a look at their website reveals that in 1913 (just before the first world war) the average worker spent 56 hours a week at work whereas a worker in 2000 would spend on average only 38 hours a week at work. That is a difference of 18 hours a week (or calculated over a year, over 900 hours less)!
One irrefutable fact we might recall is that we all have exactly 24 hours in every day, which is 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. What we choose to do with them is what makes the difference, how we prioritize the things and people we want to spend our “time” on.
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein and every other clever, productive or inventive person you might call to remember.
To finish off this post there is a link to a music track on You Tube (genre Trance), although its not really very Trance like stuff, but she has a great voice and goes on about ‘not enough time’ quite a lot! Cosmic Gate FT Emma Hewitt – Not Enough Time