Fighting Against the Juggernaut of Time!
Growing up in the suburbs, I was surrounded by people all the time. There was one neighbor who lived across the street from my family, we will call him Gus. He was very friendly and my family got along well with his, I would see him regularly as a kid. As time passed and I would see less and less of him along with my other neighbors. After a few years of not seeing Gus, I finally saw him and his wife as they were packing up their car to move away from our neighborhood. Another old face was leaving, his home would soon be filled with a stranger. Gus now had Parkinsons Disease, his brain was slowly being destroyed, his soul would eventually be lost to this terrible disease. The juggernaut of time was moving faster than ever for Gus.
Time was just humming along, for me I couldn’t wait for the next birthday or major life event. Being 16 I wanted to be 18, at 18 I wanted to be 21 and so forth. All I wanted was for the juggernaut of time to keep plowing forward, I had things to achieve, life milestones to reach. I didn’t have time to think about my time.
As I have gotten older, I no longer wish that time would go faster, all I want is for it to slow down. Time doesn’t care that you had a great day or a crappy one. Time won’t give you a hug when a loved one passes away. Time doesn’t high five you after something great happens. Time just keeps on pushing forward, with or without you. No human or animal in the history of the universe has ever outlasted time. There will never be a world champion over time, it always wins. The only way that time will ever make a note of an event that happens on the planet is if it is something significant. Time doesn’t remember the man who dutifully goes to work everyday, and is referred to as employee number 871. Time attacks us from all angles like world class boxer Holly Holmes attacked the body of Ronda Rousey. It attacks us with the precision of a trained sniper.
The only way to get the juggernaut of time to slow down is to take the mundane times of life and turn them into something great. Make everyday of your life memorable, no matter what happens! Fight time with new experiences, new adventures and new thoughts.
“No one leaves a legacy living an easy life “