a reflection on our concepts of time, keeping up, and what really matters.
Time is such a personal concept for each individual. I think we discover what works for each of us “over time” because we are in the process of getting to know our very self/selves
I know my younger self was served well by constructs of time that someone taught me, but as I’ve aged, I realized sometimes the constructs fit and other times not!
Thanks for sharing.
Loved your comment - thanks for your insights.
Loved this article, great find - thanks for posting.
A really exceptional article with lots of important insights. I grew up in the early 60’s on the heels of a very strict and narrow template of the “right timeline” to go to school, get a job, marry, have kids etc…I was fortunate that my era - the 60’s and 70’s - was more about questioning the template. I’ll never forget having a kind of breakdown in college my second semester of my senior year. The linear nature of my inherited template ( I had 4 older sisters) felt like a straight jacket, like I had no freedom to make my own decisions. So I decided to quit college. I took 3 years off to do odd jobs and discover who I was and what I really wanted. It was valuable and I never regretted it. I decided to go back to college and finish my degree and it felt wonderful because I really wanted to be there. Raising my own kids many years later, the template that I grew up with was seriously being challenged by kids taking a gap year after high school to travel, join some kind of volunteer service or just work. It seemed so much more balanced and intelligent. I agree with Peachy that constructs of time can be useful as a guide but perhaps not as a rule. It is personal and it does shift and change as we move through life discovering our many selves.