Time: The One True Equalizer

letters_to_an_incarcerated_brother book nprFrom Jeff Johnson:

“Time is the most gangsta resource because no human can control it in its purest form. It is the only thing you cannot make more of. You cannot get time back, and no matter how much power you have, you can’t change the universal laws of time. What you have (or don’t have) in life is a direct reflection of what you do with the time you have been given. But it is also gangsta because it is the one true equalizer. 

Rich people don’t get more time than poor. Suburbanites don’t receive more of it than those in the hood, and white people don’t have more hours in the day than people of color. Every person on Earth, you included, gets 86,400 seconds a day. Answer this: Have you wasted more of those seconds than you have used to create a life that you can be proud of? So now the better question is, what are you going to do with your time now? . . .

What would happen if we all, you especially, decided to flip how we use our time? The things we dream about, the people we allow around us, the books we read, topics we study, prayers we lift up, service we give, and love we offer? What would our lives look like with positive investment of our most precious resources in those areas?”


Source: Letters to an Incarcerated Brother (by Hill Harper)


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