Big Time and Little Time

There is a difference between big time and little time. A big little difference.

Big time is what happened last year … or ten years ago … or two hundred years ago. Understanding big time means you have a really good comprehension of dates relative to one another. You know the year that a song came out because you reference it to a year of your life. You know exactly how long you spent in your last four jobs. And you remember the start dates of each job. That’s big time.

Big time is understanding your life events and the world events in sequence.

Some people are really good at understanding big time, some are not. Some of the smartest people I know can’t grasp big time.

Little time is something entirely different. Little time means you’re never late, because you can factor in all the tiny commute steps. Like the understanding that if you have to be somewhere at 3:30 you need to leave by 3:05 – because though the drive will only take 15 minutes max, it usually takes 5 minutes to find parking and another five minutes to get out your door and say goodbye to the dog.

That’s little time.

Comprehension of little time means understanding how long things actually take. Do you know exactly how long that check-out line was? Do you know how long it will take you to get through airport security? Do you really know the difference between 5 minutes and 15 minutes? That’s little time.

People who are very logistically oriented understand little time. Military soldiers always understand little time. So do football players.

My experience is that there is no parallel between people who understand big time or little time. Because you understand one does not make you any more likely to understand the other.

I am always puzzled by those that do not appreciate big time and little time. And it is so easy to learn….

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