— Jacob Needleman From “Money and the meaning of life” p. 29
… How is it that after decades of inventions and new technologies devoted to saving time and labor, the result is that there is no time left? We are a time-poor society: we are temporally impoverished. And there is no issue, no aspect of human life, that exceeds this in importance. The destruction of time is literally the destruction of life.
We rarely feel that our time is ‘our own.’ We rarely sense that we are consciously alive, now and here, free from compulsive worry about the past and the future, free fully to experience our lives. The coin of time has been degraded and cheapened to the point of vanishing.”