Originally posted by AccessDenied
Time was invented for a reason. To track the cycles of seasons, celestial events, and return of their gods.
It wasn't invented by man but taught to man.
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I agree with AccessDenied's comment about time. Time was not " Invented by man " just as the Sun, Moon, Earth, outer planets and stars where not
invented or made by man. Time is very important in the life of man here on this earth.
However, I do agree with the Op's points made about certain dates not being Important.
Such as the upcoming date of 12-21-2012 - People are blowing this date way out of proportion, because it is supposed to be connected somehow to the
" So Called " Mayan long count calender. Of course Hollywood, and All of the Best Selling Book Authors of Fiction just want to Capitalize on
mankinds fear and ignorance.
And then most recently at the Spring of this year when the " Not So Famous Now Preacher " Harold Camping Jr. made his Prediction that The Rapture of
the Church was going to happen last Spring. Harold Camping Jr. just " Knew " that was the date of the Rapture, because he somehow supposedly figured
it out from the biblical scriptures and prophecies. He was Totally Wrong and Fooled just like all of his congregation and radio followers.
Time is however very important for everyone living on this planet for more reasons that " Time " will allow to post them.
Here are some examples of just How Important Time is in everyone's life.
Every Moment Is Precious
To realize the value of ONE THOUSAND YEARS Ask a programmer who has programmed with 2 digits for the year's value.
To realize the value of ONE HUNDRED YEARS Ask a Hong Kong resident who has witnessed the Handover.
To realize the value of SEVENTY YEARS Ask a dying Christian who has never shared the Gospel with others.
To realize the value of FORTY YEARS Ask an Israelite who has traveled in the wilderness.
To realize the value of SEVEN YEARS Ask a professor who did not get his sabbatical leave.
To realize the value of FOUR YEARS Ask a U.S. president who was not re-elected for the second term.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR Ask a student who has failed to promote to next grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH Ask a mother who has given birth to a pre-mature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK Ask an editor of a weekly.
To realize the value of ONE DAY Ask a daily wage laborer.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR Ask a driver who is getting stuck in traffic.
To realize the value of ONE-HALF HOUR Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE Ask a person who has missed the plane.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND Ask a person who has survived an accident.
To realize the value of ONE-TENTH SECOND Ask the person who has won a silver medal in Olympics.
To realize the value of ONE MILLI-SECOND Ask the (electric) power engineer who has brought darkness to a city.
To realize the value of ONE MICRO-SECOND Ask the person who has bought a Pentimum machine.
To realize the value of ONE NANO-SECOND Ask the digital circuit designer who has just promoted.
To realize the value of ONE PICO-SECOND Ask the analog circuit designer who has filed many patents.
To realize the value of ONE FEMTO-SECOND Ask the physicist who has won the Nobel prize.
Treasure every moment that you have !
--Jackson Leung, leung.com