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Don’t. Waste. Time.

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“Woe unto him…that wasteth the days of his probation.”
-2nd Nephi 9:27 (in the Book of Mormon)

“Life is not meant to be wasted, so always keep chasing the sun.”
-Sara Bareilles

“I wasted time, and now time doth waste me.”
-King Richard II in Shakespeare’s “King Richard II”

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
-Ben Franklin

Time’s a wastin’
Get to it!

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“A young man or woman may waste countless hours, postpone or forfeit vocational or academic achievement, and ultimately sacrifice cherished human relationships because of mind- and spirit-numbing video and online games. As the Lord declared, “Wherefore, I give unto them a commandment … : Thou shalt not idle away thy time, neither shalt thou bury thy talent that it may not be known” (D&C 60:13).”

   –David A. Bednar

Don’t. Waste. Time.

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Girl, put your glasses on, come listen to my song, and thank Ben Franklin you have them!

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Glasses are weird.  Don’t get me wrong, they’re awesome!  But they’re weird.  Stop and think about it.  They consist of a frame holding together two circular pieces of glass that perch on your nose and are tucked behind your eyes to secure them on your head.  Pretty weird.  Know what else they are?  GENIUS!

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States and a key participant in the American Enlightenment period (duh), is the mastermind who is historically credited as being the inventor of bifocals.  Hmm, I wonder if he had an inclination of just how massively important and critical his development would become.  Who would have ever thought that something that was very likely once incredibly hideous looking would spawn such a revolution, not only related to optometry, but also in the sense of fashion and self-expression?   Glasses have forever affected our global economy.  Wow, Ben Franklin was incredibly smart (understatement).  In so many ways, but even if all he ever did was invent glasses, that man would still be beyond brilliant.

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I personally am really glad for glasses.  They make me look cute.  They make me look smart.  They make me look like an official scholar (but not in a pretentious way!).  Oh yeah, and they help me see!

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We oughta be thankin’

Mr. Benjamin Franklin

He was inventive and vocal

’bout the need for bifocals.

And now the world masses

are wearing his glasses!


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