John Danaher’s Thoughts On Wasted Time On Television, Computer Games
John Danaher is famous for his significant contributions to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through his profound insights, meticulous details, and effective coaching. He is also renowned for his philosophical nature – someone who contemplates deeply on matters.
However, this doesn’t just apply to BJJ-related topics. It extends to aspects of daily life as well. Like the one activity, you’re likely engaging in more than necessary. That is, wasting time frequently.
Danaher expressed some of his views on time wastage during a discussion with Firas Zahabi:
Think how much time the average person wastes in a given day… Between television, computer games…
You literally gain not a single useful skill. They’re literally designed to waste your time.
The answer? It’s pretty simple, actually.
Consider what you could achieve with all that wasted time if you employ it effectively. If you had utilized that to acquire a skill:
If you could just take that wasted time and learn skills…
Within 3 years, you could have reinvented who you are as a human being.