We have a lot of time on our hands: 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, 52 weeks in a year, an average of almost 80 years per lifetime. And especially living in America, we generally get to choose what we do with a significant amount of our time.
This summer, I became aware of how selfish we can be with our time. During this year's Salute to Independence celebration at Antietam National Battlefield, I was throwing around a football with some friends and their relatives, when the band began to play "The Star-Spangled Banner."
I took off my hat. But others in our group kept throwing the stupid football. They didn't pause to listen to our national anthem.