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“Ever sleep and wake up feeling like life is passing by too fast?”

September 20, 1987 is the year and date I was born. In just this small amount of time, so much has happened in my personal life and private life. A life spanning 30 years, is short compared to the overall average life expectancy. But in such a short period of time things can take place which can make or break you. Yet I’m not talking about time in the sense of existing. I’m referring to time in the context of the days, weeks, months, and years passing by. But there is a stark contrast between time passing by and life passing you by. One is inevitable and out of our control. The other we have control over, yet some of us never seize the opportunity.

Well, how do we effect the changing time. And once again, I say we can’t. Ever hear the saying, “Time waits for no man.”This small quote allows us to understand that whatever we aim to accomplish in this world, do not waste time. But there is another time phrase we use as people and that is, “If I could turn back the hands of time.” Normally people who make this statement wish they could go back and correct some sort of mistake. Regrets play such a vital role in us wanting this to go backward in time. But are there any other reasons time gets to us?

Yes, most of the time, we sit around and contemplate where has time gone. This is once we are stationary and our minds start to roam. We look about ourselves in the mirror and our surroundings. All the while asking questions relating to things we once used to do, or some memory. Not realizing how long it’s been since we did whatever it was we were doing at the time of contemplation. We might say to ourselves, “I remember when that song came out.” “That’s when I got my first kiss.” Then you see the year the song came out and your’re shocked by what you see. “Man, that song came out 30 years ago.” “Naw, it hasn’t been 30 years already.”

Time is something that we have studied and tried wrapping our minds around for centuries. It’s fascinating to look back and contemplate all the things we’ve experienced in life. That’s if you’ve lived a good life. But if your life has gone nowhere, then you’re not enjoying contemplating about your time on Earth. Now as I come upon my 30th birthday over the next 9 months, I think and feel there is a lot to look forward to, which will give me great memories once I get there and look back on life.


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