Monday, April 19, 2010

Makes me feel even worse about never doing laundry...

"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, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." 

- H. Jackson Brown Jr

Uff da  - that's a good one. If anything can be considered both shocking and obvious at the same time, this is it. I have to give credit to Charade for this bit of wisdom.

1 comment:

  1. Very very true...however, I would argue their time was spent/passed very differently from our times. They were not on the computer answering emails half the day, going to college and then getting their masters, phDs, etc. They weren't maintaining 300+ friendships via facebook and email. They weren't traveling all over the world wandering and being lost like our generation, driving in the car while talking on the cell phone, while eating fastfood on the way to our 3rd extracurricular activity for the day, etc., etc.

    I think this quote is a good quote to help us remember to ask ourselves if the way we are spending our time is the way we truly want to live our lives. It begs the question, does the way we use our time allow us to leave the kind of mark we want to leave on this world? Do our timely actions reflect who we are and who we want to be?