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So long, Farewell...

Updated on January 10, 2012

Time is an issue

We, humans love to take things for granted. We have neighbors whom we hardly go up and say a HELLO...why?

The explanation is, "They live next to my house, I can go anytime so, why bother now."

We have dear friends who are quite a distance from our house but again when it comes to meeting them...we don't have TIME. Why?

The explanation is, "Oh, we are so busy and we have so many other things to take care of thus, can't find the time."

We live in a city which attracts tourists in millions every year but unfortunately have not seen the landmarks ourself.

The explanation is, "Oh, this is my city. I can go visit those landmarks anytime."


For all the above excuses and reasons we blame TIME. I have written a hub on Time. Hope you enjoy it.

What is TIME?

Time sure does not wait up for anybody. Infact, we should learn to priortize things since; that will help us make the best use of Time. We feel it more when our close friends are planning to move out and start a new life someplace else. That's when it hits us...BANG!

Wish we had more time to spend with them since visiting them locally we did not have time now visiting them to a new place would be out of question!

We start to feel all sentimental and start off with Farewell parties. We put everything on a To-Do list and try to make memories within those 2 months of their moving so that we have something to hang on to. That makes everyone exhausted by the end of it.

Why do we overburden ourselves and tax ourselves out?

Something to ponder upon:

We teach our children to plan out things but, they never learn. I guess now we realize why.

Children learn from their parents and when, we as parents foster such good methods then why will the chidren take pains in learning what; they are routinely nagged about.

So partying and socializing almost every day we bid so long farewell to our friends and wish them luck and happiness in their new journey of life.

Goodbye my friends and I will miss you dearly. However, Thank God for Technology such as Skype, Facebook, Chats; distances will seem small.


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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hello Sweetipie,

      Sure, idling around with your neighbors or even friends or relatives is not recommended since; that will lead to gossiping. Who has the time for that??

      I am trying to relate to a dear friend, whom I took for granted and then when she is leaving my neighborhood, I panic since I did not spend enough time with someone whom I treasured. In other words...we have to learn to priortize things and learn to count our blessings.


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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      beautifully said, dear Peggy.

      It is the state of our mind, which makes Time either halt or fly by quickly. Ofcourse to make time fly by is good for one's health 'cause that shows that one is happy and busy but the latter can lead someone into depression.

      thanks for dropping by with your precious insight. always a pleasure to hear from you.

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      SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This might go against the theme of the hub, but I do not think you are missing out on anything if you do not spend time socializing with your neighbors. In the old days communities came together and helped each other, but today most neighbors in urban areas cannot be bothered. So I have been nice and said hi to a neighbor before without any response. I have had a neighbor tell me not to look at his cat that was outside. These people are the minority, but even then I would rather reserve my time for family and friends. I am the time of person that was always there for everyone, and would put myself out to help others, but discovered that people will not always do so in return. In the last few years I have become more restrained, and neighbors can always come up to us to. Besides, in an urban area it is nice to have some friends outside of the neighborhood so you can get out.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      "Time waits for no man" is an old saying and it is also true that the older we get...time seems to speed up. A day in the life of a young person can seem like a long time and summers can seem almost endless but these days (at least for me) the weeks fly by and even the pages of the calendars seem to be turning faster. Each of us has to determine what is most important in our lives and make the time for it. Your thoughts on this subject has me thinking! Up votes and shared.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful comment, mr happy.

      I wish you the best, dear friend. You are enjoying the company of friends without attachment...a bold stp towards nirvana!!!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Haha...thanks Rahul. I am glad you liked it even though it was rude but thought provoking...cheers!!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      well said indeed, susan.

      humans being social animals...we need to sit amongst company once in a while and reconnect...cheers!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      hi bill,

      i read your beautiful hub on death and losing a loved one...good words of encouragement coming from such a sad hub.

      Thank you for your vote of confidence on this one. Yes, good bye's are tough but thanks to technology that distances don't seem to look longer anymore.


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      Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I can agree with You about taking things for granted: certainly not good. There is no time to waste - we only have a little here to begin with.

      Regarding things of this world though, I do not get attached to much and there is nothing I can not walk out on in under thirty seconds, if I feel the heat around the corner. (That is a paraphrased quote from the movie "Heat" - it applies to my life though.)

      This lone wolf was born alone and will die alone. Meanwhile, I do enjoy the company of others/otherness but without attachement.

      Thank You for the write, Mrs. Ruchira. All the very best! : )

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Food for thought! What a provoking gesture this hub has.. sweet in its own way... none offences made.. yet rudely provoking!

      Great message!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm always feeling guilty for not visiting friends that live so close by. I think after reading your hub I'm going to make a bigger effort to get out there and go see them. Computers are great for communicating with people but it's not the same as being in the same room with them enjoying a coffee and a chat.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Interesting to read this today; I am working on a piece about death and losing loved ones...this is a beautiful message...there is not always time to do the things we want or say the things we can be snatched away in a heartbeat leaving us with no time at all.

      Thank you for this; I had to say goodbye to Eddy today as she is leaving HubPages, but we will remain close through emails....I do not like losing friends in any way, shape or form and I appreciate this hub! Thank you my friend.


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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi MakeEasyCash,

      Distances make a person fonder of the other. Staying close, takes the other person for granted...

      Thanks for stopping by with your precious comment. Wish you well, my friend!

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      MakeEasyCash 6 years ago from Michigan

      Makes you think of those you miss :) Tugs on the heart strings a bit. :) thank you!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Fucsia,

      Yes, thanks to technology we all have been able to stay in touch with our distant friends and keep those chords alive.

      thanks for stopping by!

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      fucsia 6 years ago

      My distant friends are always close in my heart where time has a different dimension.

      .....And fortunately we have the technology!!

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      Ruchira 7 years ago from United States

      thanks saman_kat for stopping by to read and comment!

    • profile image 7 years ago

      So true