Friday, February 17, 2012

In Time

Yesterday, I saw the movie 'In Time' staring Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wilde for the first time. I mention 'first time' explicitly, because I plan to see it again.

I am fascinated by the central plot of the movie, a world where the currency for everyday transactions is 'time'. For example, a cup of coffee costs 4 minutes in the movie, literally reducing your life expectancy by 4 minutes everytime you buy one.

What I find particularly fascinating in the plot is the idea that we trade time for all our activities. While the movie might take that concept to an outrageous level, the truth remains that the plot is basically true. All our activities have bearings on the amount of time we have left to spend here.

I woke up this morning grateful that I didn't have to go out and hustle for more 'time' - literally. However, I also woke up with the consciousness that there's a need to be grateful for every day I wake up to.

There is a need to maximize time, to maximize the opportunities that life brings our way. To choose what we do with the time we have - when we can, and to make the most of what we have, when we can't.

I spent eight minutes waiting for my coffee to boil this morning. Gotta make a mental note to get a coffee maker. :D. Choose wisely.

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