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Maria Popova
Noodle Expert Member

December 18, 2019

"Time is the supreme, most useful gift."

In his beautiful contribution to NPR's This I Believe series, Thomas Mann speaks to the value of impermanence:

What I believe, what I value most, is transitoriness.

But is not transitoriness — the perishableness of life — something very sad? No! It is the very soul of existence. It imparts value, dignity, interest to life. Transitoriness creates time — and “time is the essence." Potentially at least, time is the supreme, most useful gift.

Read more [here][2].