Song Reflections: Dada “Time Is Your Friend”

Be here now, be present.  That’s a common wisdom (almost a cliche at this point) from the modern self improvement/personal development literature, but you can get inspired to apply that wisdom to your life with this rock anthem from Dada.  Unfortunately Dada didn’t concern themselves with this sort of introspection too often, but when they did their songwriting virtuosity comes through and create awe-inspiring pieces like this one.

On the concept of time, I learned in the last few years is that in capitalist societies, we trade time for money — but between the two, the latter is the renewable resource.  You can waste, you can make mistakes, you can spend money but you can make it back (in theory, anyway).  Time, you can’t take it back once spent.  So making friends with your time is perhaps one of the very top priorities in your life.  Time is given equally to all of us, but what we do with it is up to each of us.  And I can’t think of a better song to get us fired up to master the use of our time than this one.