I came across this quote tonight: "A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." by Charles Darwin. This may be the only thing I have in common with Darwin...the appreciation of my time!
I think the logical part of me has always valued time. I use my time wisely...at work...I try to utilize every minute...recording grades, entering grades into the computer, teaching, recording absences and anything else that comes along the way that day. Once work is done...I get to enjoy my Family Time!
I watch my study hall students and how they use their time. Some are diligently working on their homework...some are reading....some play games on their computers. It is frustrating for me to watch the young people who choose to "waste" their time. I offer to help with Math...I encourage them to get their homework...yet, some choose to do their own thing. I have shared my thoughts about time management...and perhaps the true value of time is not appreciated at such an early age....perhaps one has to have an enlightening experience to appreciate every minute one is given?