If I Could Go Back In Time Esssay
Time depreciates in quantity, but appreciates in value as time goes by.
As we age, we realize that we are not invincible and death is always around the corner.
Firstly, you are in baby diapers, the next minute you are in adult diapers.
Some waste it away watching television and fantasizing about movie stars.
However, for some people, time depreciates in value.
This is especially true for people who have done crime and have to do time to atone for their crimes.
This time is toxic to them and they just want to do away with it so that they can be free and get back to their normal lives.
But, this time is not always bad when you factor in people who may be in need of it, such as criminals on death row waiting to be executed.
Money lost can be recovered; trust broken can be amended; opportunity lost can be replaced by another opportunity. So, what makes time very precious that we have to make the best out of it? It does not stop for no one, rich or poor, famous or ordinary, Muslim or Christian, man or woman.If that were the case, then many wealthy men would have traded their billions of dollars to enjoy more time on this lovely earth.People actually say that “they are buying time” to mean that they are delaying the inevitable.Time is among the very few things that once lost can never be recovered.Think about it: the average life of a person is just a reservoir of 2.4 billion seconds or 75 years in first world nations, where life expectancy is quite high. So, each passing second our reservoir sheds time, just like in an hour glass.Life would, therefore, be worthless and people would waste it just the same way we waste renewable energy.The irony of it all is that we still waste it, despite time being a very scarce resource. Some grow past the century mark, while others do not see the light of the day and come out as miscarriages.Since it cannot be contained, we are only gifted with the power of memory to capture all the great moments that made our lives worthwhile. You have probably heard the saying that “the best things in life are for free”.Same goes with time- it is the best gift that life has to offer us. You cannot redeem it with any form of money or property.Unfortunately, our loved ones are at their productive stages and they also waste away time pursuing things that have little importance to them.It is worth noting that time appreciates in value, as we grow older because we become wise enough to know that it is a scarce resource that can be depleted any time.