While standing in line, I overheard someone say that they were “just killing time.” This is one of the most appalling sentiments an alive human being could have. Killing time? All we have are a few precious few moments of life and here was a person looking for ways to kill time. I wanted to ask them if I could have their squandered time. If I knew of a way to take the moments from them, I would have.
Even if you are standing in line, you should never just kill time. You should use the time to think new thoughts …. consider new ideas … observe new things. When you’re dead, you will have plenty of time to do nothing … to kill time and waste it. It is while you are alive that you must make the most of all moments.
Next time you feel like “just killing time”, remember that your moments are finite and that you can never get them back, so be alive and never waste them. Killing time is wasted life.