We spend an inordinate amount of time on things that ultimately carry very little importance.
Want to determine what’s really important? Think about the end of your life.
Will you say “I wish I had towed the party line more?” How about “Gosh, I wish I had watched more TV or YouTube?” Or even “If only I had spent more time online?”
I don’t think so. That’s because when it comes down to it, they don’t matter. It’s not our loyalty to a political party or the sports team. It’s not the favorite TV shows we dedicated hours of our lives to, or who said what to whom.
At the end of our lives, very few things matter – the people we love and loved us, and our relationship with God. Everything else is dust in the wind.
So why do we spend so much of our time on these things as if they mattered?