Timely has wide applications in human life. Timely mixing of tea leaf in the boiled water renders the tea tasty. Only a connoisseur can appreciate it. Timely arrival in the airport enables a passenger to avail the flight. Timely arrival in the examination hall allows a student to write all the answers timely. Here one timely paves the way to occur another timely in timely.
KEYWORDS: Time, timely, eternity
Creative writing is based more on manifestation rather than on expression. It does not inform, rather it reveals. So it bears no reference. The best creative writing is critical, and the best critical writing is creative. This article is an outcome of thinking about creative writing meant for a general readership. As such, I have adopted a free style methodology so that everyone can enjoy the pleasure of reading. As you might know, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), the immortal essayist, wrote many essays namely ‘Of Love’, ‘Of Friendship’, ‘Of Ambition’, ‘Of Studies’, and so on. The multiple-minded genius correctly pointed out that all the words of the dictionary can be used as themes for essays. But little has been done since his death to continue or finish his monumental task. Bacon's unique individual style of presentation ignited my imagination and encouraged me to write creative essays as a method of relieving a wide range of emotions through catharsis.
Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole e.g., travel through space and time.Timely means done or occurring at a favourable or useful time. It is opportune e.g., a timely warning. It is done or occurring sufficiently early. It is prompt e.g., timely diagnosis and subsequent early administration will be imperative.Time is a moving concept. Eternity is infinite or unending time. It is a greater concept. Time has no starting. It has no end too. Both time and eternity are the subject matters of the philosophers who dwell far from the madding crowd. Timely is mundane. Time and eternity are divine. Mundane events cannot be easily happened timely due to various uncontrollable factors. Man can boast of his power. But in this regard he is quite helpless. He cannot guarantee of his exact reporting time in any place. He has to face so many obstructions or allurements between source and destination. Sometimes he is liable. Sometimes he cannot be blamed. In contrast cosmological or divine events take place very timely. Eclipse and reappearance of comets are two striking examples of timely events. They happen as per their pre-assigned time table, since the creation of this universe. There is no cooked story either of early or late. A pious soul opines that the time and eternity are two tames of the Almighty God who directs and dictates their movements in all respect since time immemorial.
Timely means time consciousness. It determines the fate of any person. A person with time consciousness rises high. A person lacking in time consciousness is sure to fall. He fails everywhere from cradle to coffin. Mishap follows him like shadow till he breadths his last. There are two types of persons. The first category rectifies himself from failure. The second type never corrects his wrong notions. The former is a wise. The later one is a fool. A wise if misses any chance due to late arrival, next time he takes precautionary measures lest he is not late further rather reaches timely or well in advance thus to avail the chance. In contrast, a fool is so blunt that it neither takes lesson nor does it modify its bad habits. In fact timely is an orientation. Good culture helps to flourish it. Regular practice sharpens it.
Timely has wide applications in human life. Timely mixing of tea leaf in the boiled water renders the tea tasty. Only a connoisseur can appreciate it. Timely arrival in the airport enables a passenger to avail the flight. Timely arrival in the examination hall allows a student to write all the answers timely. Here one timely paves the way to occur another timely in timely.‘Time and tide wait for none’ is a great saying. Time is not a commodity. It cannot be purchased. Time does not follow any command. Rather time commands everybody. Everybody is bound to follow the time table of life timely. Timely completion of duties renders life easy and enjoyable. Deviation from it renders the situation complex and beyond control as well. Timely done of any work is always rewarded. Similarly, timely taking of food confirms good health. If someone tortures body then the person becomes ill. Similarly, if someone neglects time or misuses time unnecessarily then time takes revenge severely. Due to lack of time a patient dies, no judicious decision can be taken, a hungry person cannot take food sufficiently, a person cannot baggage all his necessary things for journey, a farmer cannot fetch from the field and store all his crops before it rains. He who is punctual shines in life. This is the chief ingredient of success. Punctuality and discipline are alias and akin to timely. In this jet age JIT i.e., Just In time is the essence of the day. If everybody follows JIT strategy then misuse of time can be avoided. Where timely ends, JIT begins. “A stitch in time saves nine” is a proverb. It means every action should be taken in time. Delay causes deviation that invites danger. They say, strike the iron when it is hot. It is the advice when to perform a job to enjoy full benefit.The benefit of timely work is not known to all. Only few know it. More few do it. This answers why we see few successful persons around us.Life is a collection of different stages viz., childhood, student life, youth, middle age, autumn of life and old age. Every stage has its pre-defined engagement. Childhood means playing. Student life means study. Youth means work. Middle age means family life. Autumn means retire. Old age means rest and mental preparation for inevitable death. If these chronologies are not properly maintained, then misfortune dogs the cursed victim till death.A wise person does his assigned job timely. Then he has no hurry at the crucial moment. He who does not do his allotted jobs well in advance, he tries to finish it hurriedly at the time of crisis. Most of the time, he commits mistake at the hurried moment. As a result he cannot finish his work in time. So, he becomes frustrated and faces hazards of life.Many children do not get proper food timely. So they neither can play nor can they study. The poor parents engage them in work. Such children lose their childhood. They become child labourers. Due to hard work such a child becomes old even at youth. Misuse of time is the Himalayan blunder in human life.
Student life is the most precious time to build the career. If a student misuses a single moment then thousand moments of future can hardly compensate that deficiency. Man cannot realise it at that crucial period of life. He realises it when he reaches autumn of life. But he is too late. At that belated period of life he realises the importance of timely work. Then he has nothing to do except mourning.A sentimental soul is guided by emotion. An intelligent person is guided by motion. He is guided by head. In contrast a sentimental soul is guided by heart. Now, such a soft heart may not reach timely thereby misses the opportunity. He becomes frustrated and may commit suicide. Now, he who commits suicide is well informed that life has its sweet side too. A man may lose everything for not doing work timely. Yet he has the future the ever companion to go ahead. Future, as if, is the light that illuminates the dark avenue of life. Hope is the driving force. Future gives hope to all. In this regard it discriminates never. Both poor or rich, literate or illiterate, low-birth or high-birth, dictator or proletariat i.e., people from all walks of life are equal and at par to it. Thus future is quite democratic in its nature and behaviour.Timely action or performance gives confidence that helps to do any subsequent job satisfactorily. Someone follows the strategy: Do it now. He believes in the saying: Now or never. Such a person never faces any trouble. He purchases any useful thing at a cheaper price well in advance. During crisis period that very thing may not be available or even it is obtained one becomes bound to pay unreasonable higher price as is usually happens in the tourist spot during peak season. His alert orientation saves both time and money. Thus he wins both ways. Someone has the habit to do any work at the last moment. He wastes time unnecessarily. He sits idle. He simply gossips. He is so shameless. He has no work culture at all. Such a senior citizen is still merely a novice. In fact he is very lazy and dependant on the mercy of others. As such he acquires no expertise to do any job hurriedly. He neither can do it perfectly nor can he finish the assigned job timely. His half hearted or unfinished job is full of defects. Chance comes once. He who cannot reach timely can never avail the opportunity. An intelligent person becomes cautious after failure.
Some persons never realise the outcome of timely work. They go downward day by day. A successful person rises upward gradually and the failed person goes downward quickly. Generally the mental gap between a successful and that of a failed person becomes much. Status difference becomes abruptly higher with the passage of time. In case of love affairs the fiancée expects timely arrival of her fiancé. Late arrival causes both irritation and fear as well. Only a smart guy can reach in time. Smart guy is valued much in the market. Such a guy can manage all the events be they known or unknown. He knows which event to care. He knows better the event not to care. He knows whom to kiss. He knows better whom to kick. Thus he knows the tact of omission. This is an art. All is not artist. All cannot be artist. This answers why we see few successful lovers around us. A bachelor has less engagement. Comparatively, a family man has more works to perform from dawn to twilight. The works varies and increases day by day both in degrees and dimensions. Now, if a bachelor cannot tackle few hurdles and reach in time then this family man of future will never be able to reach his wife timely facing so much hazardous jobs. Such a bachelor is a callous. Then a callous is well advised not to love and marry later on. The paradox is that a callous person marries and an intelligent bachelor seldom marries and remains evergreen bachelor. Obviously, an intelligent woman chooses a callous man as her husband to tackle and command him better.
Punctuality is a great virtue. It confirms both post and promotion. Very few can reach timely. It is an orientation. Habit cannot be changed or developed overnight. Long practice and sincere devotion help to generate or acquire it.Sorting is very important. Priority is more important. Some jobs are very important. Some jobs are less important. Some others are not required at all. A wise person, at first, sorts out the jobs as per necessity. Then he prioritises all his urgent jobs judiciously to accommodate within the given time frame. As such he can perform all his assigned jobs timely and smoothly. This judgement highlights the status of intellect of the concerned person. Also it solely determines the fate regarding either success or failure of the person in question. Exercise of option is a difficult job. It needs intellect. It demands diligence. Very few have these personality traits. More few can opt judiciously. This answers why we see few successful fortunate persons around us who can do anything timely.
CONCLUSION: Though time refers to indefinite existence, timely deals with definite period which is precise and unique in nature. Here lies the uniqueness of timely rather than unique timely.
REFERENCES: No reference, since the present article is an outcome of Creative Nonfiction Writing.
Author Dibakar Pal is an Executive Magistrate in India and PhD Student. Though he is a Civil Servant yet he is genuinely interested in diversified academic fields. As such, he holds master degrees in M.Sc(Math), M.A(English), M.A(Bengali), M.B.A(HRD), M.C.A, P.G.D.M.M(Marketing), L.L.B, D.C.E(Creative Writing), M. Phil (Business Management),UGC- NET(Management)-2008. He attended an International Conference at IIT, Mumbai, India and five International Conferences at U.S.A; though he gets invitation to present papers in many International Conferences at home and abroad round the year. He presents papers on Computer Science, Management, English Literature, Linguistic, Philosophy, Philology, Psychology, Sociology, Humanities and Poems. He presented a paper on Computer Science and Chaired in 2007 IEEE Conference at Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. Also another paper on Fuzzy Logic was accepted by IEEE Conference 2010 at USA. He serves as Session Chair, Presider and Reviewer. He serves as reviewer of American Marketing Association, Journal of Common Ground; Australia, IEEE Transactions, IJEAPS, AJHC, Journal of Supercomputing.