time seems to be rare these days. most people don't seem to have enough of it. upon request from my buddy 'no' i will post on time. :) my take on the whole thing is priorities. folks don't know how to prioritize what is important and what is not. renegade eye commented in the previous post about how folks used to make time for civic committments. we don't do that. why? priorities. our culture has become used to folks doing what we can't or won't for us. what they can't do- doesn't get done. why? priorities. americans spend more time at work than ever- their kids spend more time in the company of strangers than ever. why? priorities. do you need two cars? maybe. do you need a huge home? probably not. most folks have like 2 kids. do you need a 100,000 square foot home? doubtful. we are striving for the 'american dream' and in the process- we are losing it. what should be important to us? my knee jerk reaction would be- time. nothing puts into perspective for me more than the fact that my mom is on borrowed time. could i be doing a thousand things on my 'to do' list while i am sitting with her listening to the same story i have heard a million times before? sure. but i know that there will be a time when she won't be sitting there telling me- and i am going to make the most of the time we have.
so to me- time management is about priorities. my priorities are taking care of the people i love and trying to save the country i love. do you have to work 50 hours a week? do you have to let your child be raised by strangers? are you keeping yourself and your family busy every minute of the day as a distraction? soul searching and prioritizing are the keys to time management 'no'. yes, that new car looks nice in the driveway and you can get 160 channels but what is your life all about? that is what our predecessors in this country had a handle on. it is what we have lost in our over connected world. what memories are you making?