Can time be wasted?
So many people seem to beat themselves up for “wasting their lives.” So many seem to think there are better things to do then what they are doing. So many seem to think they are stuck, and can’t break out of their time-wasting.
So, can this be true? Can we waste time? It seems to me that you can only waste time if there is some objective thing that we are all supposed to do in life. But if there is an objective thing, where does it come from and how do we know it?
If we are free to do as we want; to use our lives as we see fit (so long as we do not hurt anyone else); then it seems to me that believing we are wasting time is an affectation. It makes us feel more important, because there is something we are supposed to do (even if we aren’t doing it, whatever it is).
Regrets? Could have beens? Wasting time? We are only who we are because of the path we traveled to get here. We will only become who we become by traveling the path to be traveled. Who says the path has to go there, but not here?
What does it mean to waste time? I mean, what does it mean existentially? Feel free to provide examples of things you think are time wasters. But if you do provide an example, tell me why you think it is a time waster. Where does this idea come from? Who are you supposed to be? If you are who you are, how is it possible to waste time?