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Why Waste Time?

For most of our lives, we convince ourselves that Time abounds. We assume we are invincible and immortal, unbothered by thoughts of anything else existing outside of our immediate reality. Until, of course, we experience “moments of impact,” the ones that shake us down to the core and make us re-think absolutely everything. That is when we learn the most about life and its inner workings. Of the numerous lessons I’ve learned in the past few months, this one is my favorite: not being our true selves always is the real waste of Time. I used to hold myself back around certain people for fear of making them feel uncomfortable. I would do my best to fit into whatever mold they had designated for me, however it was that they wanted me to act. I led my mind to believe that if I did this, they would like me and accept me. Yet, I eventually realized how vain that sounded. I wasn’t being honest with myself. Did I really care enough about the other person …