Time is among the very few things that once lost can never be recovered.
Think about it: the average life of a person is just a reservoir of 2.4 billion seconds or 75 years in first world nations, where life expectancy is quite high. So, each passing second our reservoir sheds time, just like in an hour glass.
Since it cannot be contained, we are only gifted with the power of memory to capture all the great moments that made our lives worthwhile. You have probably heard the saying that “the best things in life are for free”.
Same goes with time- it is the best gift that life has to offer us. You cannot redeem it with any form of money or property.
Unbeknownst to them, opportunities rarely come and it is up to us to create them.
Opportunities do not come flying through the window.
Also, time can never be borrowed or leased to anyone. The duration of life does not matter, however, because we have no control over it.
How we live is what that matters, because we have control over our destiny.
The truth of the matter is that they are wasting their precious resource not doing something that they will end up doing it in the near future and in the process waste more time. After a failure, loss or mistake, people would just remodel their time in a time travel fashion and go back to amend their mistakes. There would be chaos with people going back and forth trying to rectify their errors.
Furthermore, time can never be recreated, once it is gone it is gone. Most of the brilliant minds in history would not exist simply because their births were considered errors on their parents’ part.