時間銀行 - 86400秒の贈り物 の英語版です。
※ この英語版は「米32代大統領であるフランクリン・ルーズベルトの妻 エレノア・ルーズベルト夫人の名言が元になっている」という説があります。
時間銀行 - 英語版
If we had a bank account that credited us with 86,400 dollars every day, but then wrote off any unspent cash every evening, would you spend it?
Of course you would.
If you really had 86,400 dollars to spend every day and it had to be spent or it would be lost... you would use the lot!
Each of us has such an account.
It credits us with 86,400 seconds per day.
We cannot save any for the future.
This account carries no balance and allows no overdraft.
We use them or lose them.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, to really understand the concept of a year, ask a student who failed a year and had to repeat.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask two lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the last train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided a serious accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask a person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.
31,500 seconds, give or take a few, have already passed today. There are 54,600 left...
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
Isn't that why we call it the present!