Carl Trueman: On the Virtue of Wasting Time

Chris —  September 1, 2010 — Leave a comment

There is something to be learned from Trueman’s thoughts about busyness.  Why not read this and then find time to take a walk?  Waste just a little time.

One of the amazing things about modern American culture is surely the pathological fear of wasting time.  It is especially evident in the attitude to children.  Public school kids have their lives scheduled from morning till night; homeschool parents seem to regard any second of the day from the age of two that isn’t used to learn Latin poetry or the cello or conversational Swahili as time that is wasted.  It’s a far cry from my childhood, when school ran from 9 in the morning till 4 in the afternoon, and then I was free to ride my bike, walk on the common, or just sit around with friends.  And it continues in to later life: all the technology we have, and people seem to have less free time than ever.

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