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Blog entry by Marius posted 03-28-2010 07:54 AM 863 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#1 posted 03-28-2010 01:17 PM

How would Darwin define what wasting time consists of?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 02:16 PM

The only thing that, once spent, can never be recovered is, of course, time. However, one must consider what defines time wasted. I would say that this is not necessarily a hard and fast or even a constant. I spent time in my shop with my son yesterday. We didn’t manage to accomplish anything much more than just hanging out with one another – if you gauge it by making something. However, I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. It was not time wasted.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 02:57 PM

A man who believed that you and I came from apes? Sounds like he wasted a lot of time…... I like wasting time in the shop.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#4 posted 03-28-2010 03:09 PM

Ah – time.
We think we know what it is, but it is indefinable, unobservable and changes with our age, our moods and our viewpoint.
I know quite a bit about time, though, because I’m a Time Traveler.
No, really, I’ve travelled to this time, 2010, from my point of origin, 1933.
Only, it took me 77 years to do it.
And I can’t go back.
I, too, prefer wasting it doing things I must.

Darwin, I believe, wasted a great deal of time.


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#5 posted 03-28-2010 04:26 PM

I’m afraid my epitaph will read “He spent to much time on Lumberjocks”

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 04:32 PM

The hour wasted today might be the hour gained tomorrow. Regrets cause us to appreciate what we have today. When our lives turn into columns on a sheet in which each penny, minute, ounce can be measured, justified, quantified, we experience little gain.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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