I have never been on a real time-line; I never have, so I never know.
We can all relate to that. So you know, I had someone who said we’re never really on a time-line, we’re on a time-line, it’s just that we’re on a different one. But it wasn’t a time-line in a literal sense, it was just a period of time. And also, I have the impression that all other people who have this issue with time-lines, they just never knew they existed.
I think there are two kinds of people. The first is the person that doesn’t like time-lines. They don’t like being on a time line, they don’t like thinking about a time-line, they don’t like time-lines being there for them. They are the person who has a lot of anxiety about time-lines. When you have someone who doesn’t like time-lines, their lives don’t feel like they are in a time-line.
The other person is the person who is like me. They dont like time-lines at all. They dont like thinking about time-lines, they dont like time-lines being there for them. They are the person with an extreme sensitivity to time-lines. When you have someone who doesnt like time-lines, their lives dont feel like they are in a time-line. They have an extreme anxiety about time-lines.
time-lines are actually one of the oldest and most universal human anxieties. In order to feel comfortable in life, we develop a set of relationships based on time-lines. Our families, our friends, our lovers, our colleagues, our employers, are all based on patterns of time-lines. While we may not admit it, we are often the most anxious about time-lines because we take them for granted.
The fact is that we have a much lower tolerance to time-lines than other people. If we didn’t have them, we’d be at a different point in our lives, probably in prison by now. They are, as you might guess from the fact that we’re talking about relationships, a way of life. We’re used to taking them for granted.
And it’s not surprising really because they are a way of life. We don’t really think about them much, but they are a part of our psyche. In fact, we tend to have a harder time dealing with them than with the rest of our lives. We tend to want to make them disappear, but we usually don’t because it’s not possible.
Our lives are a series of priorities. We tend to have a list of things that are more important. Things like bills, appointments, kids, etc. We tend to feel that if something is not on this list, that it should be. But as life goes on, we learn to let go of what we think are more important things, and to prioritize the things that truly matter. We learn to prioritize the things that are more important to us.
I think it is this ability to prioritize that can help us deal with the fact that sometimes things we love don’t deserve to be prioritized, or we don’t deserve them. We often tend to think that love is something that we should be treated with. But love is only meaningful if you’ve invested time and effort into it. And you can only invest that time and effort into things if the payoff is worth it.
So what does this have to do with prioritising a relationship? Well, when you think about it, the only thing that matters is the people in your life. The rest of the world is just an annoyance. So if you want to make a real difference in the world, you can’t prioritise things that don’t have a direct impact on your life, and that’s when you have to actually prioritize.