Perihal Waktu

Sudah banyak artikel tentang membagi waktu, pengelolaan waktu, efisiensi waktu, dan banyak lagi.

Tapi ketika membaca yang satu ini, saya tertohok alinea penutupnya:

Make time less precious. We are way too efficient, making use of every hour, every minute. When you were a kid, didn’t you just spend hours poking sticks in the mud, climbing trees and sitting in them, looking at shells and seaweed that washed up on the shoreline? Time was not precious then, we weren’t trying to stuff an accomplishment into every minute every day, we had time for thoughts and feelings. That was good! Any day spent that way was a day of joy and order. There was so much time.

Kalau boleh menyimpulkan, perasaan kekurangan waktu itu karena menanamkan kewajiban untuk « produktif » dan merasa bersalah kalau bersantai-santai. Padahal, untuk bisa produktif, istirahat pun perlu. Selingan dibutuhkan, agar tidak jemu. Ibarat motor yang harus dipanaskan dulu sebelum dipakai.

Seperti kata John Lennon, « Time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted. »

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