People of all ages and cultures have tried to understand the time and its role in the universe. In philosophy and even physics, the time has been the object of study and reflection by thinkers in all disciplines.
In physics, time is a fundamental dimension and is closely related to space, speed, and the motion of objects. For example, Einstein’s theory of relativity tells us that time is not absolute; it depends on the speed and gravity of the moving object. On the other hand, Greek philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, wondered if time was an illusion or an objective reality. In the Middle Ages, Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas argued that time was a divine creation outside the physical universe. In the modern era, philosophers such as Immanuel Kant and Martin Heidegger have reflected on time from a more subjective perspective, exploring its relationship to human experience and consciousness.
“I don’t have time for anything” is something we hear every day. What is difficult to understand: is it a matter of time or efficiency? Today, there are already tools that help us to be more agile and compliment us enough so that we can dedicate our efforts to what needs our attention. If we have the necessary information, making better decisions in a shorter period is more effortless.
“Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today and live each day as if it were the last of your life.” These phrases mark me every day. I understand how lucky I am just to be and, at the same time, how small I can be. It makes me want to be with the people I love and take advantage of my most valuable asset: the present.
Let’s look for the tools that help us streamline our present and give us all the information to dedicate ourselves to what we like to do.
There is time for everything; you have to know how to take advantage of it.