There is always next time

Life is all about experiences and experiences are all about time. It’s never too late to mend. You can make a beginning anywhere you want to begin from. If you don’t have ...

Life is all about experiences and experiences are all about time. It's never too late to mend. You can make a beginning anywhere you want to begin from. If you don't have enough time to do what you always wanted to, here is a solution by Shaikh Gowher Noor.
 When I was young I remember grown-ups discussing work and their lives in general. And apart from other things, they always mentioned that they never had enough time to do things except for work. At that time I never understood what they meant by "not having enough time". As children we always had time to do everything, whether it was playing in the park, doing one's homework or going out for holiday with our grandparents etc. There was always plenty of time for everything. Of course as we grow older, our responsibilities towards our families, friends and also towards ourselves increase. Time, however, remains the same. There are as always only twenty four hours in a day. Today when I am free of these growing responsibilities I can understand the meaning of "not having enough time". The day begins, and it is over by the time you realize it. Fulfilling one's duties in all areas of life isn't easy, it requires a lot of patience, hard work and of course time.
 I often find myself saying, "when this project gets over, I will make time to listen to music, or when I finish work today, I will go home read a new book. Or next week when things are less busy, I will spend more time with my family." The truth, as I have realized is that when this project gets over, another project will emerge and when I finish work, there will be something else that will need urgent attention and similarly next week may not be less busy. Perhaps this is the way life works. There will always be something else that we shall have to do. And therefore it is like a cycle that traces us from one task to another and then to yet another. Therefore to do things when there is more time is perhaps is not a very viable option, because more time may never come.
 To look back and think that there was never enough time to do the things we wished to, would be regret. On the other hand to feel like one did what one wanted to do and enjoyed life despite one's responsibilities and work, would be a positive and satisfying feeling. So let today be the first day when we all shall do the one thing we felt we never had time for earlier.
 
 (The writer is an architect. He can be mailed at shaikhgowher@rediffmail.com)

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