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What is a waste of time?

Give an example of the top of your head.
You are only permitted to say one thing, one sentence.
You are not permitted to comment on other opinions.
All violations will be discarded when I make my conclusion.

This conversation will be open for one week and it's purpose is to find out and sum-up what TEDsters believe is a waste of time.

Edit: this is all a matter of opinion, I'm not looking for a final answer and I'm aware that no one can really decide what is a waste of time in the long run.

Don't be afraid to say something that someone has said before you, saying the same thing again will show that you agree with the statement.

Anything goes!

Also I have the right to break the comment rule to tell people that they have broken the rule... please do not break the rules!

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Closing Statement from Jimmy Strobl

The research was not nearly as thorough as it should have been, a conclusion is impossible to make.
It is however my opinion that time is an illusion and can therefore not be wasted. If you do however not feel good about the way you are spending your time you probably should do something else with it...(duh)

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  • Apr 3 2011: Arguing about the existence or otherwise of God.
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    Apr 4 2011: Anything that doesn't add value to either my life or somebody else life is a waste of time.
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    Apr 3 2011: What leaves you feeling empty afterward.
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    Apr 5 2011: Everything and Nothing..
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    Apr 5 2011: Reading the voluminous and complex legal rules before clicking 'accept' in order to download a piece of software is a classic waste of time and a lie that everyone swears that they have done, but almost nobody really does
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    Apr 5 2011: Breaking this conversation's rules is a waste of time.
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    Apr 3 2011: Not pursuing my dreams and worrying about the outcome if I did.
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    Apr 3 2011: That time can be wasted is an illusion.
  • Apr 3 2011: Agonising over something that can't be changed.
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    Apr 7 2011: Time spent in crying without trying
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    Apr 5 2011: Joining Facebook and Myspace were a waste of time. A big wase of time.
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    Apr 5 2011: Nothing is a waste of time if we are learning from the experience.
  • Apr 5 2011: Conspiracy theories and other unfounded beliefs =)
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    Apr 5 2011: Complaining ,arguing , reading or watching something about gossip
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    Apr 5 2011: anythning that feels like i am not living.
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    Apr 4 2011: worrying
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    Apr 4 2011: argue for the sake of arguement is a waste of time.
  • Apr 3 2011: Worrying about what other people think of you.
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  • Apr 7 2011: Procrastination- doing anything in your power such as surfing for useless information online just to avoid work.
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    Apr 5 2011: Doubting your abilities to be whatever you want to be.
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    Apr 4 2011: I think any emotional bias without basis bringing hatred.
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    Apr 4 2011: Caring about materials beyond their purpose in respect to what matters in life.
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    Apr 3 2011: I believe "Charlie bit my finger - again !" is a waste of time.