So often I find myself running late, either getting out the door in the morning, or getting to class on time after a free period. I find it comical that so much of America today is more similar to the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland than they are to Alice herself. Tardiness is a trend that our culture has made into a normality. Because of that, often we're apologizing to teachers, coworkers, or friends for our perpetual lateness. The crazy fact about tardiness is that it is a problem that can be fixed. There are many possible solutions. 1. Set another alarm, so that you know when you need to get out the door. 2. Wake up earlier so you give yourself more time. 3. Put reminders in your calendar so that you don't forget important dates. 4. Be more aware of your surroundings and the passing time. These are all logical solutions to a very simple problem. And it should be easier to implement these solutions. However, this problem continues to arise, and so, instead of setting more alarms or reminders, we become very patient people and learn how to forgive. So, perhaps being late isn't always such a bad thing. But, even though it develops moral strengths, punctuality is still the recommended tactic.
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