Time -by The Bob

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
A story about the use of time

Submitted: November 12, 2011

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Submitted: November 12, 2011



One day, a Scholar was going along and he was, as always, very busy. He stumbled across a Lazy Man, sitting on a bench while doing nothing. He looked at the Lazy Man for a brief moment, for that was all he had, wondering what the man could be doing. He looked around, and upon finding nothing which could possibly be of interest, his curiosity got the best of him and talked to the Lazy Man.

“What are you doing?” asked the Scholar.

“Nothing,” was the reply given by the Lazy Man.

“Nothing? Why are you wasting your time? Do you not know that time, once lost, cannot be retrieved? This makes time the most valuable thing and yet you waste it, doing nothing. As you can see, I am a man who studies many things and I do not waste a single moment. How do you just sit around doing nothing?”

“Interesting,” replied the Lazy Man. “As you say, time is the most valuable thing, yet you seem not to appreciate it. By your own admission, time is more the most valuable thing, and thus all other things, like study, are not as important. I spend time to actually appreciate time itself, without diluting it with other things. I spend some pure, unadulterated time.”

The Scholar was stunned at this remark, and sat down next to the Lazy Man to contemplate.

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