I think it is important to live with some urgency and make the most of the time we have. But there are three separate questions that typically get mixed together:

  • Is how you spend your time important?
  • Can time actually be wasted?
  • What does it mean to use time well?

I don't want to contribute to pushing productivity for its own sake, or perpetuate the idea that enjoying yourself without selling your soul to some corporation is a waste.

So here are a few positions to consider, ripped straight from my notebook.

Here's one from Charles Darwin:

"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."

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