Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Del Knox:Piece of advice: you can lose your money. You can spend it - all of it. Maybe work hard, get it all back. But if you waste your time, you're never gonna get it back.

Certain forms of waiting are necessary. For example, in a "civilized society" we wait for the light to turn green before we go, we wait in line without cutting, we wait for our numbers to be called at the deli counter. Now these forms of waiting are beneficial to us because they prevent chaos. But what about the other type of waiting? The type of waiting that prevents anything from ever getting done. This form is in fact, detrimental to our society.
The type of waiting I'm talking about is clearly demonstrated in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Towards the end, Harry, by means of time travel, is watching Sirius Black and himself die. He refuses to act out against the dementors-the source that is killing them- because his dad will come and save them. Hermione says to the onlooking Harry, "No one's coming." Shortly after this, Harry summons the power in himself and casts the Petronas charm. Now what would have happened if Harry, instead of casting the charm himself, had waited for his dad to come and saved Sirius and Harry? They would have died.
Waiting for people is a dangerous habit. Whether its waiting for your husband to stop beating you, or waiting for someone to join in the fun, or waiting for someone to say their sorry, you're going to be waiting a long time. Time is very precious when you're only alive for such a short amount of it. Every moment better be enjoyed.

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