6. Measuring working time

“When life and man are robotized, all time is equated with quantity. Time becomes like a commodity that can be bought, enjoyed, used and saved. This corresponds to the objective time (kronos in Greek) that we measure with the clock. But there are other kinds of time. For example, the subjective time (kairos in Greek) occurs at crucial moments in life. You stand at a crossroads and time stands still. In such time pockets, the spiritual questions come to the fore, but in order to draw attention to them, we need a different pace of life and the awareness of presence: It is now that life takes place!”

Tomas Bernling in an essay in the Swedish book “Ompröva livet!” (meaning reconsider life in English), published in 2009.