You have just sat down for the evening in your study at home to write an important article. Your friend calls you on the phone, “Tom, what are you doing right now? Come for dinner!” The article is not due tomorrow, and discussion with your friend is always lively and entertaining. You instinctively close your laptop, put on your jacket, and head out to meet your friend.
Time is a scarce and valuable resource that is easy to take for granted, undervalue, or outright squander.