Time is Precious
So, I went trick or treating last night… me, 43 years old, went trick or treating. No, I did not take my daughter, at 15 she says she’s too old for it. I just grabbed a pillow case, put on my Renne Faire costume and went door to door to collect the sweet bounty. Did you know that other adults don’t like to see well clad, over weight, cane assisted, 43 year old males? Yep… it was a surprise to me too.
But it was not all for nothing… when I X-rayed the booty I did take in I found 8 brand new razor blades, enough pins and needles for a sewing kit, and I swear I think I found a plutonium nuclear power rod, just what I needed to run my old Mattel hand held football game. So the night wasn’t a total waste… a bunch of candy coated presents to enjoy.
Speaking of presents; can we really say there is a present. If time is granular at about 10^-44 second intervals, do we even have the means to perceive the present, even with all the best equipment in the world? Thus there is no present, just the immediate past and the immediate future. And without the present, birthdays and holidays are a real drag.
Just a thought for you as you read this and realize that 90^44 (that’s 9,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 units to you and me) time slices have passed you by and you can never get them back. When you put it that way, time is either very precious or very cheap, depending on your world view.
Also, according to the the department of health, the average white male Nevadan’s life span is 71.26 years. That means we only get:
time slices in life. Life is short, isn’t it.