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Do you have a friend who’s faithfully and consistently late? Yeah, I mean that friend who thinks that it’s just okay for you to sit there for more than 1 hour to wait for his glorious arrival? You said that the meeting would start at 5:00 but he came at 6:27, even acknowledging himself for coming three minutes earlier than his habitual coming. And oh, with that annoying smile? That kind of experience is like banging flappy bird.

I’m not mad. I just want to say that time needs to be valued and respected. And I mean it to the very literal sense. There’s a saying that we can all recite but few of us bother to really appreciate: “Time is Gold”.

We’re far away from the agricultural age now, so maybe a revision to that saying is fitting. We might appreciate time more if we said that “Time is iPhone”, given our fascination with that awesome Apple product.

For those who are more inclined with philosophy, another revision might be better for you: “Time is Life”.

If you want to know the value of a year, ask a person who has just failed the university entrance
exam.

If you want to know the value of a month, ask a mother who has just gave birth to a premature child.

If you want to know the value of a week, ask a person who has had cancer at the last period.

If you want to know the value of a day, ask an editor of a daily newspaper.

If you want to know the value of an hour, ask a person who has just been stuck in an elevator.

If you want to know the value of a minute, ask a person who has just missed a bus.

If you want to know the value of a second, ask a person who has a relative that has just died in a traffic accident.

If you want to know the value of a tenth of a second, ask a person who has just won the silver medal in Olympics.

Time is invaluable. When it passed, it would never return. So, "Don't live as if you had a thousand to live, live as if tomorrow was a day at the end of world

-Marc Levy

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