Time itself is constantly moving forward and thus changing. If time didn’t move forward, the world would pause to a standstill. There would be no music (changing pitch over time). There would be no acceleration (changing velocity over time)…
One aspect of life that always struck me as fascinating is the fact that we are born with no “operating manual.” Imagine if you bought IKEA furniture and there was no manual showing you how to assemble it…that would be a challenge wouldn’t it? Or at least it would make your life at that point unnecessarily difficult. Yet human life on earth is vastly more complicated, and here we are without any operating manual.
What I thought of the book? I’ve often felt swamped by the sheer amount of things that life throws at me. With so many things coming at you and all screaming that they are urgent and important it is easy to be overwhelmed. This book has helped me understand the difference between being effective (doing the right things) versus being efficient (doing things right). I still regularly come back to it as reference.
Too much information can ironically be detrimental. Again, the Laws of Economics apply here. Too much of a good thing becomes bad. Just like lobster tastes good. But keep stuffing it down your throat and you will soon feel like vomiting.