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Time is difficult to get and easy to lose – 時は得難くして失い易し

Sadly true…

Japanese Words of Wisdom

time is difficult to get easy to lose

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– Japanese old proverb

How to pronounce: Toki wa egataku shite ushinai yasushi

Literal translation: Time is difficult to get and easy to lose.

Meaning: A good chance is difficult to get and even if you would get it, it’s easy to be lost.
Given this, this proverb suggests us to consider the change as more important than we usually do.

How many big chances do we encounter in a lifetime?
We never know. We probably have missed so many chances before already without realising they passed nearby.

Despite this proverb, I guess there’re lots of chances.
The problem is, we usually don’t realise them as the chances, or don’t even care.
Given this, what we could do is to try to consider anything happening around us as a chance.
Let’s ask ourselves “Can this be a chance for anything?”


How was today’s proverb?

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Help other people…

Love this quote, and post. But still, I wonder is there really a difference.

From the quote by Zig Ziglar;You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.


I’ve been finding this a true and relevant quote in my constant desire to be more. I’ve found that sometimes I need to remind myself of this quote when I feel that I give too much or I feel some people take too much (we all have givers and takers in our lives).

In a world that is becoming self obsessed and time poor, I find we often misvalue the small things; giving attention where needed, listening with open ears, giving with an open heart, being kind. We are living in an era where more is better, the latest and greatest material objects classify our social status and our sense of security.

When was the last time you gave to someone else, a friend, a relative or…

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