Wasting Time – 2.

I wrote a blog post three years ago on wasting time which was brought to my attention by a friend who commented that solving crossword puzzles is a waste of time compared to reading books. He was commenting on my yesterday’s blogpost on Frustration.

My post four years ago pointed out that we spend our life like this:

Average Life Expectancy – 75 years.
We sleep for – 22 years.
We work for – 32 years.
We are in the toilet – 2 years.
We eat for – 4.5 years.
With family etc, – 3 years.
We socialise for – 3 years.

I am now 78 and I have wasted three years more that makes it a total of three and a half years that I have wasted. I am very happy about it.

Naturally, this post is dedicated to the friend who took me back three years in time.

15 thoughts on “Wasting Time – 2.”

  1. One of my favorite things I like to do is “nothing” – I can while away a lot of time within that arena – this particularly before I even get out of bed, officially – sometimes it’s checking my phone/news/other – or it might be snoozing – of course this last avenue is truly “nothing”
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      1. aha, “something” could equal “nothing” – I would imagine just like me, that many people see what you are “doing” is “nothing” because they can’t see that you are making the best use of your day time. One of my semi useless contacts said “you should walk more and longer – that fill your day with a useful something” – I can’t see that logic! As I can fill up my day just as easily with my creativity pursuits! 🙂
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  2. I’d never seen it compartmentalized like that.
    I’m one year over the 75. and am just now realizing some things. things I wish I had known long ago! that “too soon old too late smart” type of info. 😀 xo

  3. Being 80+ now with 81 creeping up faster than I had hoped for, I guess I’ve wasted almost 6 more years but you know what, I am loving it. Thanks for sharing. 😁🌞

  4. I think life expectancy for women is longer than 75 years — 80 or 81, though I heard on the news just today Covid-19 has reduced the number for men and women in the U.S. Whatever, I’ve wasted a few years and may even waste some more.

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