Parenting Tips

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Times of Your Life

For a life span of 80 years, do you know that a person spends:

· 25 years sleeping
· 20 years at work
· 17 years pursuing your own interest
· 6 years eating
· 5 years standing in line
· 4 years doing household chores
· 2 years trying to return phone calls
· 1 year looking for misplaced objects
· 8 months opening letters

As you can see, more than half of one’s life is a waste of time doing boring tasks. Only 17 years or 6,200 days are spent on pursuing one’s own interest. Of these, it reaches you in fragments at different stages of your life. So make good use of these times and treasure every minute of them.

For me, the greatest pleasure is learning, sharing and doing what I like.

Singapore parents out there, life is short. While bringing up your children, remember also to have time for yourself doing things you like.

"Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine." by William Faulkner


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