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Philosophy, time.  ---  .This section is about time.  Topics include: ( ) Amount of time.  ( ) Ethics and time.  Not wasting time.  ( ) Metaphysics of time.  ( ) Paradoxes of time.  ---  1/24/2006

Philosophy, time.  ---  (1) Budgets and schedules.  (2) Amount of time you put into x.  (3) Speed of action.  (4) Quality time.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  (1) Giving everything you decide to do your all vs. (2) thinking about more important things when doing unimportant things.  Arguments for each.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  (1) How does time affect us?  Example, perception of time: time flies when having fun.  (2) How do we affect time?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  (1) If we lived forever how would we experience time?  (2) If we never changed, if nothing ever changed,  how would we experience time?  (3) How do animals experience time?  (4) How did the ancient humans experience time before clocks and schedules?  (5) Einstein's relative time and space vs. Newton's absolute time.  (6) Psychological time (subjective) vs. social time (objective or at least inter-subjective).  ---  6/14/2002

Philosophy, time.  ---  (1) If you live a lot, if you pack a lot of ideas, emotions and experiences into a short span, then that seems a better use of time.  More time value.  (2) But if you forget all that you have experienced and learned, then that seems to negate time.  (3) Likewise, if you do not save experiences, ideas and emotions in writing, or if you do save them in writing but the writing is destroyed or lost, then that seems to negate time.  ---  10/31/1999

Philosophy, time.  ---  (1) Metaphysical nature of time: finite, changing beings.  (2) Epistemology and time.  (3) Ethics and time.  What to do?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  (1) Time a person has to live.  Time, Energy and Ability is a kind of original position because its what you start with.  (2) What to do with time?  See Philosophy, ethics.  ---  10/9/2005

Philosophy, time.  ---  (1) Time and ethics.  Spend time on what, and not, and why?  How much time spend?  (2) Time and age.  (3) Time and economics.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  (1) What if we knew the future?  Would it still be the future?  (2) What if we could change the past.  Would it still be the past?  ---  10/31/1999

Philosophy, time.  ---  (A) Time vs. (B) timelessness.  (C) Change vs. (D) changelessness.  Does A=C?  Does B=D?  ---  08/15/1994

Philosophy, time.  ---  1/3 time spent sleeping.  1/3 time spent working.  Your free time is your life.  Waste your free time and you waste your life.  Don't waste your free time.  ---  5/5/2006

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.  (1) 30% to work or school.  30% to sleep.  30% free, spent commuting, grooming, eating/cooking, shopping, goofing with girl and friends.  (2) 15 years growing up.  30 years decaying to death.  30 years productive time.  5 years to really live and create.  Not much.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.  (1) If you work no longer than 9 to 5, and commute 1 hour each way, and have no kids to hog your time, and sleep 8 hours a day, then you have 4 hours each weeknight and 10 hours each weekend day.  This equals 30 free hours of free time a week.  1500 free hours of free time a year.  I read 10 to 20 pages an hour, which equals 15000 pages a year, which equals 75 books of 200 pages each.  (2) But I lose 2 nights a week to working out.  I also read and write my Notes.  Plus girlfriend takes up time.  Seeing the shrink takes an hour.  Seeing friends takes 2 hours a week.  Volunteering one's time takes and hour a week.  Studying for job certification takes hours.  (3) How much work can an intellectual get done in a lifetime?  How much can a person learn in a life?  Use audio tape books while commuting.  Watch educational television.  Get a learning job so you can learn at work.  (4) Once you know your limits you can better decide what to spend time on.  (3) Example, how much money do I have?  How much time do I have?  Given those parameters, what if any will be the contents of my mind.  And thus, what will be my philosophy of life.  ---  11/20/1997

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.  100 years.  36,500 days.  876,000 hours.  52,560,000 minutes.  3,153,600,000 seconds.  ---  4/30/2005

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.  Age 0 - 20 is spent in useless growing.  Age 60 - 80 is spent in useless dying.  Age 20 - 60 is spent with useful potential.  1/3 of that is wasted sleeping.  1/3 of that is wasted at job.  This leaves 1/3 of 40 years free, that is 15 or so years.  1/3 of that is wasted on chores.  That leaves 10 years in which to live.  Not 80 like you thought.  That is why life seems so short.  It is short.  ---  12/30/1995

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.  Most important ideas about time.  (1) How little time we have.  Prime time is age 15 to 35.  Divide by three to account for work and sleep.  7 years of free time left.  (2) How easy it is to waste.  (3) How much we can achieve if we use it well.  ---  03/23/1994

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.  Most of our time is spent sleeping, working, commuting, doing chores, frazzled beyond use, too tired to think or act, lazy and unmotivated.  After that, not much is left.  How to change this situation?  What to do with the little time you have left?  ---  01/02/1994

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.  My free time.  Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 4 hours a day.  Sunday 8 hours.  Total of 24 hours of free time a week (1 day).  Thus, life turns out to be 1/7 the length I thought it was.  ---  11/30/1996

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.  School and work, when you are in high school and college.  Work and kids, when you are an adult.  Plus the gym, shrink, commuting, and chores.  These things can easily occupy 95% of your total time, leaving no time to think and write for the purposes of psychological health, psychological growth, and contribution to society.  ---  04/24/1997

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.  Your free time equals your life.  Your life does not equal sum of work time and sleep time and free time, which is what most people think.  Half your free time is wasted through mistakes and failures and aimlessness.  Waste the remaining half of your free time (with girl, television, and hanging out) and you waste half your life.  ---  11/30/1996

Philosophy, time.  ---  Amount of time.of time.  Give me 10 minutes more.  (1) I think at 200 words per minute.  I speak at 200 words per minute.  I type at 50 words per minute.  I read 100 words per minute (15 pages as hour, 50 pages a day).  (2) In 10 minutes you can think of, write, say, or read something that will change your life or someone else's life.  (3) How much physical work can you do in 10 minutes?  Examples: number of boxes lift, field plow, or money earn in order to give away.  (4) How much time can you waste?  3 hours a day watching television, veging out, gabbing with friends.  Turns out to be 100 hours a year.  4,000 hours in 40 years.  Which is 100 40 hour work weeks.  Which is 20 years of work.  ---  02/22/1997

Philosophy, time.  ---  As far as development goes, time is as important as speed and direction.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Be more efficient.  More efficient = more life, more accomplished, more experienced, more enjoyed.  ---  12/26/1997

Philosophy, time.  ---  Death and time.  Recognition and understanding (intellectual and emotional) of the fact that we can die and we will die eventually, can lead to notions of time being limited, urgency, ethics, work, efficiency.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Due to learning curve, devote 2 times as much time and get 4 times as far (exponential), until what limit of memory or iq?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and the future.  Do you have an ethical obligation to the future you?  If time didn't exist we could do anything and it wouldn't matter.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time:  (1) Ethics of what was.  (2) Ethics of what is.  (3) Ethics of what could be.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  "Could have been.", is a terrible phrase.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  (1) Long term and short term thinking.  Pros and cons of each.  Long run vs. short run.  (2) Timing: too soon vs. too late.  (3) Doing nothing: sometimes it is good to wait.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  (1) What is the ethical thing to do? (future) vs. (2) Was that an ethical thing I did? (past).  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Drinking, and even wasting time, is slow murder, suicide, and death.  When you kill someone you waste them, you waste all of their time all at once.  When you waste your own time you are slowly killing yourself.  ---  12/30/1995

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Ethics is about the future.  Potential and Consequences.  The creation of a future being and a future world.  Do you think about the future when you act?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Every hour spent goofing off or watching television is an hour I could have spent thinking, creating new and useful things, saving the world, making my life better (job, women, etc.), being happier.  Seduced by the enjoyable yet worthless.  ---  10/30/1996

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  How do you want to spend your time?  How do you actually end up spending it?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  How much time to devote to each activity: scooping, goofing, leisure, work?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  How what we do affects the future of us, others, nature, and total situation.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  If I don't do something now that will help me later I am actually hurting my future self.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  My free time is my life.  Record the amount of free time you have.  Free time is time after work and school.  Figure out amount of free time you waste, and percentage of free time you waste.  The pain of time wasted is greater than the pain of time spent working on notes and books.  ---  12/30/1995

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  People usually revise their priorities and urgency feeling when time is reduced.  If you think you will probably live 60 years you will have a different ethic system than if you realize two thirds of that time will be lost sleeping and working.  ---  08/22/1993

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Waiting.  A large part of life is waiting.  The key is to reduce time spent waiting.  Know what to do during unavoidable delays.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  Amount of wasted time = duration and frequency of an activity.  How important the activity.  How efficient you are.  Effort given vs. accomplishment made.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  Ethics of destroying things you could have done, and things you could have developed into in the future.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  How much time and being have I wasted intellectually, socially, sexually, and job wise?  A lot.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  I currently waste 50% of my free time.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  Losing awareness of time's preciousness leads to wasting of time.  Wasting of time is killing or destroying the potential greater you.  Wasting time is murder.  Your prime is age 17 to 37, minus 1/3 sleep, 1/3 work, leaves a 6 year prime.  Not much.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  Much time is lost being lazy, stupid, and neurotic.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  Prolonging life by getting more done in less time.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  Time is not spent, time is wasted by degree.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  Time lost or wasted vs. time spent.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  Time wasted = time lost doing nothing, doing wrong thing, or going too slow.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  Time wasted vs. time utilized fully.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  What qualifies as wasting time, objectively and subjectively, to me, years ago and current views?  How bad an offense do I consider wasting time?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  Wasting time.  You lose the time, and you lose the state (youth).  You lose what you could have done then, and you lose what you could have become in the future.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics and time.  What can you do in a minute or an hour?  If you think hard you can get "the big new idea".  Don't waste even an hour.  ---  12/30/1995

Philosophy, time.  ---  Ethics of time.  (1) Wasting time is murder.  It is murdering the future potential you.  It is also murdering future potential others.  If you forget this, you are forgetting the most important thing in life.  (2) Stupid, or insane, or evil moves can destroy it all as surely as wasting time can, and much more quickly.  Bad luck can always interfere also.  ---  02/22/1997

Philosophy, time.  ---  Everything (even sitting around) takes time and energy.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Free time.  Hours of free time a day.  Use 1 hour free a day = 365 a year.  Use 2 hours free time a day, 700 a year.  Waste 1 hour free time a day, 365 a year.  Waste 2 hours free time a day, 700 a year.  ---  01/01/1993

Philosophy, time.  ---  Future.  I used to be oriented towards the past.  But the past is unchangeable, and thus has no hope, which leads to depression.  Now I am oriented toward the future.  The future is all potential, and thus there is hope, which leads to less depression.  ---  08/17/1997

Philosophy, time.  ---  Future.  The future is the only land left to be discovered.  ---  01/12/1989

Philosophy, time.  ---  Future.  There will always be new important thoughts to be thought.  There will always be new important thoughts for me to think.  ---  12/30/1996

Philosophy, time.  ---  Gains multiply, and losses multiply too.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Going full blast, what could I get done, how soon, and maintain, for how long?  (1) If I slept 7 hrs night.  (2) If I kept my head in great condition.  (3) If I kept my body in great condition.  (4) If I worked (read and thought) all the time.  (5) If I never goofed off.  (6) What could I learn, what could I create?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Good times vs. bad times.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  How much time can I get/create?  How much time do I need?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  How much time in past, present, and future do you have, need, and want.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  How much you accomplish also depends on techniques you use.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  If there was no cause and effect how would we experience time?  ---  6/15/2002

Philosophy, time.  ---  If there was no time.  If there was no before and after.  If there was no past, present and future.  If there was no cause and effect.  If there was no change (no birth, growth, decay and death.)  ---  10/31/1999

Philosophy, time.  ---  If there were no seasons.  If there were no day and night.  If there were no natural cycles.  How would we experience time?  ---  7/10/2006

Philosophy, time.  ---  If time was not constant.  If humans never aged and died?  Then how would we regard time?  There would be overpopulation, pollution and no resources.  If resources were limitless, and there was no scarcity, how would we regard time?  ---  10/31/1999

Philosophy, time.  ---  It is easy to waste your life away.  All it take is just a couple of hours a day.  ---  11/20/1993

Philosophy, time.  ---  It is not how long you live.  It is in what directions and how far you develop your head.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  It is not just the time, it is the effort, and focus.  I.e. quality time.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Keeping track of time and history.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Life is too short to kill an hour of my free time every day watching television.  ---  8/11/1998

Philosophy, time.  ---  Limits: time you got.  Number and types of experiences and behaviors in your life.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Loss of time = loss of experience.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Metaphysics of time.  Either there is no present or we are always in the present.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Metaphysics of time.  There is no time, only being.  The ebb of being.  ---  01/01/1989

Philosophy, time.  ---  Metaphysics of time.  Time (seconds, minutes and hours) is a manmade artificial construct for coordination and cooperation.  ---  9/15/1998

Philosophy, time.  ---  Metaphysics of time.  Time is a man made thing.  Time is an arbitrary social convention.  Clocks and calendars vs. sunrise, sunset and the changing of the seasons.  ---  11/6/2004

Philosophy, time.  ---  Metaphysics of time.  Two metaphysical views about time: (A) There is no present.  There is only the past and the future.  (B) There is only the present.  There is no past or future.  ---  10/26/1999

Philosophy, time.  ---  Metaphysics of time.  Two views.  (1) There is only now.  There is no past and future.  (2) There is only the past and future.  There is no now.  ---  10/31/1999

Philosophy, time.  ---  Metaphysics of time.  Types of time.  (1) Total time you have.  (2) Time you and x spend together vs. apart.  (3) Time in what state: health vs. illness; pain vs. pleasure.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Natural rhythms and cycles.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Only 52 Saturday nights a year.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Our being on earth is limited.  Our being in any state (ex. youth) is even more limited.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradox.  More proof of Einstein's theory of relativity.  When waiting outside the bathroom, time slows down, and the person inside seems to take forever, because a minute seems like an hour.  Once inside the bathroom, time speeds up, and the person outside doesn't realize that you just got in there, because a minute seems like a second.  ---  10/31/2004

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradox.  Time speeding up as we grow older.  The problem is, why does it seem like the years go by more quickly as we get older?  If this phenomenon proceeded in a uniform manner then the first days of our life would seem endless and the last days of our lives would seem infinitely short.  ---  11/6/2004

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradoxes of time.  New experiences tend to go slow.  Routine experiences tend to go quick?  ---  12/06/1993

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradoxes of time.  Subjective.  Time slows with variety and newness.  Time speeds up with monotony and same old same old.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradoxes of time.  Summary of time paradoxes.  (1) New and fun experiences.  (A) Time flies when you are having fun.  (B) Yet time slows down when doing new things.  (2) Boring and routine things.  (A) Time slows down when doing boring things.  (B) Yet time speeds up when doing routine, old experiences.  (3) These above phenomena can be used as time management techniques.  (A) To make your life seem slower and longer: (i) Try many new things.  (ii) Do things that are not fun (not recommended).  (B) To make your life seem faster and shorter: (i) Do many fun things.  (ii)  Do familiar things all the time (not recommended).  ---  4/29/2001

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradoxes of time.  Time flies when you have fun.  Time slows when you are in pain.  The worst thing will seem interminable and mind breaking.  The best thing (orgasm) will seem so fast that it never happened.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradoxes of time.  Time speeds up.  The reason the years speed up as you get older is because as you get older there is less going on mentally.  (1) With age comes greater experience and knowledge, which means fewer new experiences and fewer new ideas to assimilate and figure out.  (2) With age comes less physical energy, which means less mental activity as a result.  (3) Less mental activity, due to the above two phenomena, means life flies by.  ---  6/15/1998

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradoxes of time.  Time speeds up.  The time speeding phenomenon of age.  Two years of time at age four is half your life.  Two years of time at age 100 is 1/50 your life.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradoxes of time.  Why do the days seem to drag on and on, and yet why does life seem to have gone by so quickly when you are old?  Basically, it is because we have poor memories.  If you can not remember most of your life then life seems shorter.  ---  11/30/1997

Philosophy, time.  ---  Paradoxes of time.  You wish time goes by faster.  You can't wait till you graduate high school, or college, or retire.  You "can't wait till this is over".  Then time does go by fast and you are bummed out.  ---  10/05/1994

Philosophy, time.  ---  Psychology of time.  (1) Memory and time.  (A) If you have a good memory, and can remember much, then time, and specifically the past, seems very real.  (B) If you have a poor memory, and can remember very little, then time, and specifically the past, seems less real.  (2) Foresight.  (A) If you have good foresight, and can plan much, then time, specifically the future, seems very real.  (B) If you have little foresight, and can plan little, then time, specifically the future, seems less real.   ---  11/6/2004

Philosophy, time.  ---  Psychology of time.  Emotion and time.  See: Psychology, emotions, specific > Emotion and time.  ---  11/6/2004

Philosophy, time.  ---  Related concepts.  (1) Not enough time.  (2) Speed and acceleration.  (3) Timing.  (4) Wasting time.  ---  10/31/1999

Philosophy, time.  ---  See also: History and future studies.  ---  6/15/2002

Philosophy, time.  ---  Speed is rate of change.  Acceleration is rate of rate of change.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  The concept of infinity.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  The matter of time is different from the matter of human age.  ---  10/31/1999

Philosophy, time.  ---  The mind thinks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The body grows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  There is no off time.  There is no time to goof off.  You are always on.  ---  10/05/1994

Philosophy, time.  ---  The past, the future, and their relation to time.  ---  11/6/2004

Philosophy, time.  ---  There is a limit to the total number and type of experiences we have in our life.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  There is simply not enough time to do all you want to do.  Get goals more efficiently.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  There is so little time.  Time goes by so quickly.  Those two facts are daunting.  ---  5/4/2007

Philosophy, time.  ---  Three aspects of time.  (1) Our subjective, psychological perception of time.  (2) Our technological attempts to measure time.  (3) Natural time.  Change.  The changes of the seasons.  The changes of life from birth, growth, decay and death.  ---  11/6/2004

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time as a means to track change.  If there was no change there would be no time.  ---  6/12/2005

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time by proportion or ratio vs. time by units.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time in regard to anything vs. time in regard to human beings.  ---  10/31/1999

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time is a resource.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time is one of the most basic concepts to human beings.  If you organize time around the concepts of "BC" and "AD" you are engaging in a form of "creedism" that is just as bad as the other forms of prejudice such as racism, sexism, etc.  As a solution, we should organize modern time around a non-human natural event that occurred 5000 or 10000 years ago.  ---  10/25/2000

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time it takes to do x.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time lost, and time left.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time nibbles away at you like a rat.  We are slowly being eaten alive.  The time for both decisive action and long term planning is now.  It is never too early and it is never too late.  Start really living.  ---  1/15/2000

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time rant.  Another day gone.  The days slip by effortlessly.  Eventually all the days will be gone.  Eventually time will run out, with nothing remaining.  ---  5/4/2007

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time rant.  Can you not see that you are wasting my time?  Do you not see that I only have so much time, and that you are using up my time?  ---  5/4/2007

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time rant.  The days are flying by.  What do I have to show for my time?  What should I do?  Should I do nothing?  No, nothing is no good.  I've got to think.  Time is running out.  Must save the world.  ---  5/5/2007

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time spent as what, doing what, in what situation.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time spent doing x vs. time it takes to do x.  Time you want to give to x vs. time you have to give to x.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time stopped.  If there was no time or change then the world would be static and frozen.  Sometimes people express the desire to stop time.  That is not desirable.  ---  11/19/2005

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time travel.  Modern physicists seriously discuss the physical possibility and logical implications of time travel.  Speeding up time.  Slowing down time.  Stopping time.  Reversing time.  ---  11/19/2005

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time want to spend vs. do spend.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time.  How much can I get done in one hour (read, memorize, create, or write)?  How many free hours can I squeeze out of day?  How many hours will school require for A's?  How many free hours wasted as frazzled, unmotivated, pathological psychology?  ---  02/04/1994

Philosophy, time.  ---  Time.  Why does time exist?  Why is time important?  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Timing: (1) Waiting vs. striking.  (2) Rushing vs. taking time.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Timing: sometimes we should wait, and sometimes we shouldn't.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Waiting.  ("The Waiting is the Hardest Part" by Tom Petty).  Sometimes we have to wait, sometimes we don't.  Sometimes there are things we can do when waiting.  ---  12/30/1992

Philosophy, time.  ---  Wasted time is very painful in retrospect.  However, it is very easy and tempting to waste time.  These two facts combine to produce much psychological misery.  When a thoughtful and sensitive person looks back on their life, the person is often struck by how much time was wasted.  ---  12/13/2005

Philosophy, time.  ---  Wasting time.  Wasting time is wasting life.  When you waste your time, that is, when you waste your life, you are slowly killing yourself.  Wasting all your time, is like wasting your entire life, is like drinking yourself to death.  Wasting all your time, is like wasting your entire life, is like an auto collision, or a shotgun blast; it is just as violent, except it happens more slowly, over a longer period of time.  Wasting your time is a violent act, not a lazy, peaceful, serene act, despite its outward appearances.  And not wasting time is, in effect, saving a life, that is, saving your own life  ---  5/31/2006

Philosophy, time.  ---  What are the naturally occurring brain chemicals and states that speed up and slow down our subjective experience of time?  What artificial chemicals also do it?  Speed and caffeine.  Downers.  ---  10/10/2003

Philosophy, time.  ---  Would there be time if we were immortal and unchanging?  ---  12/30/1992

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