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Stonehenge, The Great Sphinx, The Egyptian Pyramids and the Parthenon

You could argue that Stonehenge, The Great Sphinx, The Egyptian Pyramids and even the Parthenon are merely piles of rock. The thought that your legacy may end up as an uninspiring heap of stones should be unsettling. The awareness that you may be wasting time on the unachievable is ever present.  The outcome is never guaranteed, regardless of the effort put forth. However, the result of that effort may indeed impact countless generations you never thought possible. These future generations may be awestruck and inspired. Their way of thinking, doing, and reacting may decimate pessimism and unleash a storm of unimaginable creativity and progress. The populace may truly challenge itself to make good on otherwise empty promises. Use your time wisely and you may find yourself with a pile of rocks...

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Seconds Count At the age of 59 my friend Bob Boardman wrote, “If the 70 years of a normal life span were squeezed into a single 24-hour day, it would now be 8:30 in the evening in my life. . . Time is slipping by so rapidly.”  The difficulty in admitting that our time on earth is limited inspired the creation of “Tikker”—a wristwatch that tells you what time it is, calculates your estimated normal life span, and displays a running countdown of your remaining time. It is advertised as the watch “that counts down your life, just so you can make every second count.” In Psalm 39, David grappled with the brevity of his life, saying, “Show me, Lord,...

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The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man.... Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."                             

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