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Use Your Time Wisely… Simple Lessons for Daily Life

Use Your Time Wisely… Simple Lessons for Daily Life

I would begin with the notion that time is our most precious inventory, and that the quality of our lives reflects how and where and with whom we spend it.

The tragedy of modern life resides in the everyday Faustian exchange of time for false promises and trivial distraction. Free time is the only meaningful measure of a free society, and real freedom is always defined and defended by the option not to participate. As with knowledge and wisdom and peace, therefore, the path to freedom is subtractive, not additive.

Things to do on a daily basis…

Whatever your religion, or lack thereof, put God first. Doing so compels both humility and gratitude. Humility moderates excess, imposes perspective and compels patience, and gratitude is the internal wellspring of all healing.

Slow down. Speed kills.

Encourage then let go of failure in yourself and others.

Deliberately simplify your life at every opportunity.

That said, always…

…be a good and true friend. The love you share with your friends is your purest love.

…be respectful and kind to other people and creatures. How they treat you is up to them.

…look to the future with wonderment and open arms. It’s coming anyway.

…bring gratitude, passion and patience to every encounter. You’ll need them.

…let the people you love know just how much you love them. Life is fragile and uncertain.

…seek wisdom of the ages over knowledge of the moment.

…seek moderation over excess. Excess will always steal your time and freedom.

…seek simplicity over complexity.

…know when to let go.

…love your country, but be skeptical of all technology, all media and all government authority. Skepticism is your first civil obligation in a free society….Continue reading at

Jeff Einstein is a media pioneer, an author, and a speaker.

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5:30PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

11:57PM PST on Nov 24, 2011

People who learn to respect themselves, attract love and admiration from other people.

The God in you (monad) is just as important as
the God in anyone else.

You don't do anybody any favor by allowing them to abuse you.
What goes around comes around. Don't let someone else put "pay back" on the wheel at your expense.

11:53PM PST on Nov 24, 2011

Respect is more important than love.

People are willing to accept respect without love.

People are not willing to accept love without respect.

1:53AM PDT on Sep 9, 2011


10:54PM PDT on Sep 8, 2011

"..our most precious
We have memories (past), and the here and now (present). Tomorrows mot a given, so no "inventory" there!

3:12PM PDT on Sep 8, 2011

The wise is never confused.

Good job, Jeff.

10:45AM PDT on Sep 8, 2011


8:14AM PDT on Sep 8, 2011

PS I was so impressed by this man (whom I didn't know of) that I looked him up and this is one great and wise person!

8:11AM PDT on Sep 8, 2011

Wow! Simple and true and beautiful.

6:17AM PDT on Sep 8, 2011

"There's never any time" .. how often do you hear that, or say it yourself?

Could explain the world as we know it -- fast-tracking everything for further gain -- of what?

Go to (or find) a quiet place, sit yourself down, breath, think and evaluate what is vs. what isn't in your life. YOU GENERATE THE POWER TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE.

Personal choices will ultimately determine who you are and where you are going to accomplish who you will become. If you don't like what presents, change it. Well worth the investment of time.

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