Time is of the essence as they say. It’s true. Everything boils down to how you spend your time. We can’t save it for another day. It cannot be rolled over and accumulated. So it must just be spent. Just how does it all get spent?
Today we have far more choices than ever before. In the beginning much less choice was open to the individual. It was hunt, eat, then sleep, in that order. Later they wanted to keep warm and comfortable. It must have taken some time for recreation to become part of daily life. We can only guess at the time when the individual joined with others to share their load. They then started to allow some time to fight and then later war with each other.
In those primitive times there was little need to work out what to do, one’s stomach kept them exactly where they needed to be at any time and what activity they should be doing. Roll the clock on a few million years to today and we find a myriad of displacement activities waiting to take us off the path to individual success.