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Old 11-23-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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Even though this question is subjective, I figure that it could reveal a lot about how people think.

What makes something a waste of time? How do you contrast that with a good use of time?
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Old 11-23-2016, 04:31 PM
 
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How can you waste something that does not exist?
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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Hillary/Trump race.

Lucky it ended up with a chance, as slim as it is.
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Old 11-24-2016, 03:03 AM
 
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Turning on a TV is a waste of time. To any channel. Compared to that, everything else is a good use of time.
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Old 11-24-2016, 03:27 AM
 
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Turning on a TV is a waste of time. To any channel. Compared to that, everything else is a good use of time.
Is that an absolute?
For the disabled, who view the world this way, is it a waste of tme?
Is it a waste of time to learn about history via a documentary? What about war? Is it a waste of time to view what is occurring in the other side of the world via news reports?
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Old 11-24-2016, 05:12 AM
 
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Turning on a TV is a waste of time. To any channel. Compared to that, everything else is a good use of time.
lmao.

yes!!!!!
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Old 11-24-2016, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Time is a constant and can not be wasted. What is wasted are opportunities that come to us in time.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Many things. Being in an abusive relationship that saps your self esteem and self worth. Staying at a job you hate. Continuing to give toxic family members a chance "because they are family." Pfft. Living too long in a city you can't stand. In essence, wasting your life in unnecessary activities you hate or are not good for you when you can change the situation. Live is too short to spend years doing unenjoyable activities.
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Old 11-24-2016, 08:24 AM
 
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Even though this question is subjective, I figure that it could reveal a lot about how people think.

What makes something a waste of time? How do you contrast that with a good use of time?
I don't really know except to say that wasting time is an unproductive activity, in other words, not moving towards your goals.

But to actually prove something is a waste of time is difficult. I saw someone last night walking down the up escalator at just the right speed to stay in place. I could convince myself that that is an obvious waste, but then again, maybe they just needed to get their mind off something stressful!!!
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Old 11-24-2016, 08:25 AM
 
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Time is a constant and can not be wasted. What is wasted are opportunities that come to us in time.
++This+++ Is true.

Its a waste when the experience or results are a deficit.
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