How was your day yesterday?

How are you doing today?

How will be your day tomorrow?

You say,  it depends. Depends on how the day goes by. You go with the flow. You are like a rudderless boat swinging on the waves, going where the wind takes you.

That is lowest effort option. Sitting on the couch and watching TV is enticing than getting up and run. Mindless browsing is easier than working on the things you have put off for a long time.

Most of us choose to live the life by default. No wonder we always moan about lack of time. We rue about not being better, being stuck in the jobs.

As Great Roman philosopher Seneca said:

It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested. But when it is squandered in luxury and carelessness, when it is devoted to no good end, forced at last by the ultimate necessity we perceive that it has passed away before we were aware that it was passing. So it is—the life we receive is not short, but we make it so, nor do we have any lack of it, but are wasteful of it.

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