Animated Perspectives on Time Perspectives

by Jarrod

Here is a great and entertaining video about how different time perspectives impact our lives. It uses some different categories to the ones I referred to in my post on time perspectives and it is a great elaboration.

Some things that jumped out at me immediately were around:

Pace of Life

How we view time changes how we live. Do we live a life of rushing to the next or of relaxing in the moment?

The Impact of Digital Gaming Culture

People grow up with a strong present orientation to satisfy needs/desires but with very little future perspective to balance out actions. The interesting observation stated was that ‘waiting is a waste of time’? Which is a good question to ask yourself.

Is waiting a waste of time for you?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Martin July 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Hi Jarrod,
When I saw this video it really altered my understanding of the world. I had not noticed how people’s perception of time affected their life.

Is waiting a waste of time?
It is inevitable that sometimes you need to wait, but it doesn’t mean you can’t be working on something else.


Jarrod July 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

@Martin: Thanks for dropping by Martin.

Your response to waiting being a waste of time is quite interesting. You seem to say that while you are waiting you can find something useful to do (instead of waiting). Which would make me believe you believe that waiting is a waste of time.

It is interesting to see how time is often seen as such a thing to be used, when it is just our own concept.

Martin July 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Hi Jarrod, I think we are talking about different kinds of waiting. Some activities are time dependent, so you need to wait for the date to arrive before you can act on the project. Hense their is always some waiting involved, as in going on vacation. But their are other parts of our lives that can be worked on.


Jarrod July 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm

@Martin: Yes I think we have totally different perspectives on waiting is. Here I am just talking about waiting and doing nothing else. There is always things that can be done in that time, and the other option is to just enjoy waiting.

Farouk August 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm

that’s one brilliant video, so true!! thanks for sharing it jarrod


Jarrod August 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm

@Farouk: Hi Farouk, nice to meet you! It is a cool video.

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