People often complain about living in a time poor society.
It’s an interesting expression given that unlike money we all have exactly the same amount of time.
This feeling of being time poor wend its way into our language, “I’m so busy”, “I just can’t find the time” and ultimately produces a mindset.
From there it affects lifestyle and impacts volunteer intensive organisations like churches as people opt out of attending and serving.
So why do people feel time poor?
Christmas now starts in October, Easter eggs hit the stores in January, cricket is played all year round, winter sporting codes never go off the radar and you can now buy food out of season because it’s in season somewhere in the world. Our sense of seasonal shifts has blurred and it adds to the feeling of having little time to catch your breath.
High quality entertainment is now available 24/7. Big shows come and go with regularity and that special feeling of something big coming to town has been lost.
Margins are reduced as we scamper from one activity to the next.