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Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance by Suzanne Stoddard, Ellen Augustine

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chapter8Time: A Nonrenewable Resource

Suzanne Stoddard

why we aren’t findingtime to live

Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river that sweeps me along,but I am the river; it is a tiger that rips me apart, but I am the tiger; it is afire that consumes me, but I am the fire.

—Jorge Luis Borges

Let’s not look elsewhere for the basic reasons for a sense ofhaving too little time: our desires have increased much morequickly than the available time.

—Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber, The Art of Time

Think of many things—do one.

—Portuguese saying

There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of thepresent moment to any work.… Sometimes, in a summer morning …I sat in my sunny doorstep from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, ...

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