Does Time Run Out?

“People are usually pretty hungry after a funeral. I guess it’s because we all realize that time is running out and we better eat all we can. Please don’t mention that to my mother.”
~ Peter Hedges

In my humble opinion, time neither runs out nor runs in. It simply is. A concept. Our lives run in or out depending on how we treat it.

But to change the question to “Is time running out?” I would say, no, it is not but something else is.  (Please click on the image to get a GIF effect.)

Pravin has suggested this topic for the weekly LBC blog posts. You can see what the other writers of the LBC have to say in their respective blogs.  Maria, Pravin, Ashok and Shackman.

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20 Responses to Does Time Run Out?

  1. Ursula says:

    I don’t know about “running”, Ramana, but time sure ticks away and never looks back. It’s the one capital we are given which squanders itself and won’t make us any interest regardless of how wisely we think we invested it.

    Some time ago I suddenly became acutely aware that I have lived more of my life than lies ahead of me. I don’t like it. I don’t rail against it because there is nothing to be done. Facts are facts. But I don’t like it. Not one bit. In fact, truth be told, it freaks me out.

    Being hungry after a funeral? At least in England, a funeral appears to be a perfect excuse to imbibe well before the cocktail hour. Talk about drowning your sorrows.

    U
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    • I can’t think of anyone within our bloggers group who hasn’t lived more of his / her life than what lies ahead. It is as inescapable as life itself and that is the point. Time serves to point this out to us and nothing else! The life of a stoic will be a much better way to live than living by time.

  2. Wisewebwoman says:

    Time is a comforting concept created by humans to digitize their lives. Does it exist outside of us bipeds?

    Existential question.

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  3. We seem to be on the same page -it is only how we reference time that runs out. Time simply is constant.

  4. Big John says:

    I know one thing for certain… Now that I am an old man … The weeks are a lot shorter than when I was young.

  5. Mother says:

    I’m gobsmacked by that concept that we could run out of sand… Running out of time? Not really. All of my life I have been short of time to do all that I want to do. I balance my interest in many things against my resistance to being scheduled. Scheduling makes time feel shorter to me – probably because it makes me aware of the clock ticking. In my best moments, however, I am following my nose through my day and enjoying the timelessness of it all.
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    • If we can simply follow our body’s and seasonal rhythm that our ancestors followed, we would not have such existential questions to answer will we?

  6. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    Like you, I also think time doesn’t run out. Maybe many do not use it effectively enough, or just waste time focusing on things that have little or no meaning (after all is centrifuged).

    Like King Solomon said: there’s “a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”

    Just accept time.

    Cheers
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  7. Time will have no problem, it will go on and on. We mortals are another matter.
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  8. I take my time by the minute – it works well for me…

  9. Pravin says:

    Our concept of time is run of the mill 🙂 we either have a measurement (a clock, a month or year) or have events to attach to time, and that is how time “is” otherwise there is no time. Isnt it?

  10. nick says:

    I don’t agree. Of course time can be running out – time to do all the things you haven’t done in life, time to get to the shop before it closes, time to renew your driving licence.

    Are people hungry after a funeral? I’ve never noticed that myself. They probably just seem hungry because they’re scoffing every freebie in sight.
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