A lifetime

"Life inevitably translates into time. That is why the sum total of it is called 'a lifetime'. Freedom is the potential to spend one's time in any fashion one determines. I would always want the time invested in my ideas to be profitable, to give the reader something lasting for their investment in me. It is very important to me that my ideas be understood. It is not as important that I be understood. I believe that this is a matter of respect; your most significant asset is your time and your commitment to invest a portion of it considering my ideas means it is worth a sincere attempt on my part to transmit the essence of the idea. If you are looking, I want to make sure that there is something here for you to find." Gil Scott-Heron

Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. 

If you had time to read that once, it's worth reading again. Your time in this life is so valuable yet so under-appreciated. Don't waste your time. Ever. At work. At home. With your lover. With your family. With your friends. 

Give everyone around you a return on their investment and they will eventually do the same. Take time today to listen and learn. Observe something new. Listen to something old. 


June 08, 2021 — William Graydon

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