This presentation is a collection of my favorite quotes, stories (nice to know), pictures and screenshots from my book 'Timespiration'. I hope it will help you to get a different look at time because time is a lot more than clocktime.
Timespiration - a different look at time - Cyriel Kortleven
timespirationa different look at time
“Life is what happens to youwhen you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon
The human clock is a site which shows a photograph of the current time - with the photo changing every minute of the day (1.440 pictures a day). Craig Giffen started this site in 2001 and now people from all over the world send pictures with the time on to this site & hope to get on the site.
"You will alwayswake up in the future." Unknown author
The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 (*) and has the mission to stimulate people to think in a longer terms. They hope to counterpoint to todays mindset faster/cheaper to a more slower/better thinking. The Long Now Foundation organizes seminars, conferences, ... to promote this vision. A very cool projects is a clock on a mountain top in eastern Nevada. The clock will tick once a year, bongs once a century and the cuckoo comes out every millennium.(*1) the extra digit in the date is already added to solve the deca- millennium bug in 8000 years)
"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." Leonard Bernstein
Long imprisonment - In Spain, a postman was accused of a very long imprisonment. Apparently, the law is in Spain that postmen can get an imprisonment of 9 years for not delivering a piece of mail. Because this guy hadntdelivered more than 40.000 postal items, the prosecutor claimed 384.912 years of imprisonment.
"The only reason for time is sothat everything doesnt happen at once." Albert Einstein
Lifeline instead of deadline - Don’t you get already stress from the word itself - deadline - even without thinking of the real pressure that comes to mind when you think about deadlines. It gives the impression that the activity or project that youre doing will be dead if you dont ﬁnish it on time. Why dont we call it a lifeline? + It sounds better and more positive + The activity or project can come alive if you ﬁnish it within the clocktime + If you dont reach the lifeline, give the activity or activity another life
"There are two kinds of people,those who ﬁnish what they start and so on." Robert Byrne
Proxima centauri - We already know that our universe is quite big ... euhvery big. The closest star to the earth (except for our sun) is called proximacentauri and is at a distance of 4 light years. Quite far if you know that alight year is traveling a year with the speed of light (300.000 km/second).So that means that the distance is around 37.000.000.000.000 km.Our Sun is only traveling 8 light minutes from earth.
"Ive been on a calendar, but I have never been on time." Marilyn Monroe
"Its not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?" Henry David Thoreau
Whoops, some clockdays are missing - In 1582 had pope Gregorius XIII - a well- known calendar reformer - a problem. He discovered that the Julian calendar (named after Julius Caesar) was not very accurate and he wanted to readjust the calendar. But he had a shortage of a few days so he solved this problem by abolishing the days between Thursday 4 October 1582 and Friday 15 October 1582. The days in between dont exist and form a black hole in our history. From then on, he cancelled the leap years at the end of a century. The calendar is from that moment also called the gregorian calendar.
"The bad news is time ﬂies. The good news is youre the pilot." Michael Altshule
Bombing thwarted by daylight saving time - In September 1999, the West Bank was on Daylight Saving Time while Israel had just switched back to standard time. West Bank terrorists prepared time bombs and smuggledthem to their Israeli counterparts, who misunderstood the time on the bombs. As the bombs were being planted, they exploded - one hour too early – killing three terrorists instead of the intended victims - two busloads of people.
"Creativity is the residue of wasted time.” Albert Einstein
"Time is more valuable thanmoney. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." Jim Rohn
Too late - In Denmark, a librarian was very happy when a woman returned a book that was already lend out 61 years. The woman had discovered the book at the attic of her deceased parents and there was still an address of the library on it.The normal penalty would be 5.310 euro for returning a book that late but the librarian was very happy that they got the old book back and the woman didnt had to pay the penalty ;-) The message from the librarian was It is never too late to return a book.
"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is today." Unknown author
This is a book about Time. Its not a book about time-management. Its not a book about the clock. Its a book about Time and the different perspectives on this topic.Author: Cyriel Kortleven (translated his name would be Cyril Shortlife)