Time to Align – 24 More Hours
If you look back at your 2016 – do you remember what you did on February the 29th? Right. This year was a Leap Year and we technically have 24 more hours at our hands. During the end-of-year reflection time we invite you to revisit these 24 extra hours and check how you used them – or will use them before the year ends!
We get 24 extra hours this year, presenting a great opportunity for social change leaders to look at the connection between who they are and what they do.
This year, 2016, is a Leap Year, which means an additional 24 hours will find its way into our calendars.
Because the Earth revolves around the sun in 365 and one quarter days and not exactly 365 days, every four years we add these 24 hours so that we don’t experience “calendar drift.” We thus keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year. In other words, by inserting an additional day into the year every four years, our human calendar stays aligned with that of the universe.
When you think about it, it’s pretty extraordinary: an extra day to do whatever we want.
Except of course we don’t. We treat February 29 like just another day. In our world, where it is common to hear, “I never have enough time,” or “If I only had an extra few hours in my day,” we treat all these extra hours with indifference.
This article was written by Roshan Paul, co-founder of Amani Institute, and Britt Yamamoto, founder of iLEAP. Read the whole article on Stanford Social Innovation Review.