At the ripe old age of 89, a year before English politician Sir Leonard Woolf died, he said, “The world today and the history of the human ant hill would be exactly the same if I had played ping pong instead of sitting on committees, writing books, and producing memoranda. I have therefore to make this ignominious confession to myself and anyone who reads these words that I have in this long life, ground through 150-200,000 hours of perfectly useless work.”
-http://www.newstatesman.com/200609180058 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Bob Johnson
No one wants to look in the rear view mirror of their life and see regret. God gives us one opportunity to make a difference – we should make the most of it, rather than investing our lives in perfectly useless work.
Psalm 90:12 (NIV) ‘Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.’