Time is all we need… or is it?

Recently I have been given a chance to think about ways to tackle the biggest issue that every corporation has: resources leaving.

There was a constant outcry on having not enough people for the company to weave through the next busy season because of massive resignations. It is the repeated theme this time every year. The peculiar thing about resources leaving, is that it begets more resources leaving, as a result of more work allocated to the last man standing.

So I start to wonder if time is all we needed. Was the lack of time the root cause for every dissatisfaction, unhappiness and issues that we face in this world?

If we had more time, would we have better mental health? A more satisfying relationship? A piece of work with better quality? Lesser need to be judgmental since there was more time to think of others’ situations? More time to understand how a certain decision would affect people around you? And would that ultimately lead to more happiness in life?

Having more time definitely did me a great deal of help in coping with lupus. When there is time, you see things in a better light, especially when you have those extra hours when you lie on the hospital bed. You see people for who they are, and you see what are the most important things in life, without needing to read any inspirational articles to learn that. Money is definitely not it.

It was a strange feeling learning the truth about life when in normal people’s point of view having a chronic illness probably means end of the world and end of life as one may see it. In the contrary, ever since lupus taught me that time is what I really needed, my life has moved in the direction I never expected it to move. I have given less thoughts to people who do not matter, and proceed to do matters that maximise my happiness.

Time will cause things to surface as well. Whether something is worth it. But on the contrary, you realise that time waits for noone. Therefore when timing is not right, things would not happen no matter how hard you try.

Sometimes all we needed was a little more time.

Author: Li

This is a blog about the journey with my friend - Lupus, 500 days and counting after I was diagnosed. After I passed the initial stage of acceptance and moving on, it has been well so far. Whilst I have a full time job, I am also a writer for hire and could write just about anything. Contact me if you see anything that you like!

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