In Defense of Nothing

I recently read that there are 86,400 seconds in a day. The message accompanying that fact was a timeless one (pun only partially intended); we can’t stash those seconds away for later use like squirrels storing acorns for the winter. Once today’s allotment has expired, they’re gone. We can’t reclaim them. So, we should put each one to good use.

I heartily endorse the spirit of that advice, but I want to take a moment – not sure yet how many seconds – to unpack the idea of good use. I think sometimes we confuse good use with activity and vice versa. Continue reading In Defense of Nothing