The quote is part of a letter from Mark Twain, a 19th-century American literary master, to his second daughter, Clara Spaulding. Mark Twain is the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Prince and the Beggar, among other titles. He was known as a simple children's novel writer for these two works, but in fact, The Prince and the Beggar is also a novel that melts very explicit satire with familiar children literary tropes, Today, Twain is revered as father of American literature.
Born in 1835 to a poor family in Florida, USA, life was not smooth for Mark Twain. He had four children but lost three early to illness. In addition, his wife suffered from a long illness and lost her at the age of 59 to heart failure. To make matters worse, five years after his wife's death, his youngest daughter died of a heart attack in 1909, Following that, Twain's brother died in a steamboat explosion. Perhaps because so many family members died prematurely, Twain suffered from depression before his death and died in 1910 at the age of 75.
When I first heard this wise saying, I thought it was very cliché and natural. However, in the process of investigating Mark Twain, I could see why he said that, and what he wanted to convey to people through his remarks.
In fact, we've all heard a lot of similar things and must have thought about them countless times. However, humans forget the importance of something as they get used to it as animals of obliviousness. I take the 24 hours given every day for granted and forget the preciousness of each day and waste it. We should spend the short lives we are given meaningfully and use our energies to love.
Love is not given because you can't afford it, but you make it even if you don't have it. You don't do everything you have to do late, but you're the first to put your mind aside. It doesn't mean that you should force yourself to create relaxation and mindfulness. No excuse works in the face of love. The difference is whether you loved less or more. Because I love you, the magic that can create leisure and time occurs.