“It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it.
Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested.
But when it is squandered in carelessness, when it is devoted to no good end, forced at last by the ultimate necessity we perceive that it has passed away before we were aware that it was passing.
So it is – the life we receive is not short, but we make it so, nor do we have any lack of it, but are wasteful of it.” – Seneca
Of course we can deliberately, purposefully and persistently choose to live otherwise… but only if we believe it is worth the effort. 🙂