There is only so much you can do, so do as much as you can.
I believe that you can’t build Rome in a day but you can do more than you think. How do you do this? I think by minimizing the time on less important things you can achieve more with the bigger picture. For example: Teenagers are playing computer games every day, as my dad would say “Wasting their lives away”. Instead of wasting your time in front of that square, they can learn to do something that would benefit their adult lives. Playing computer games is only a short lived experience of fun but cycling or fishing creates bonds between people. Virtual machines don’t create the bonds you can get in the real world. There’s more than meets the eye with life, we need to unlock opportunities that will produce wondrous memories. Memories that catch you when you are older shouldn’t make you long for the past.
However, there is a solution. Try to imagine entering a room from Exclusive Books that has no windows and no other door. You close the door, pitch black, and sit. That is like leaving your life full of new chapters but you leave your opportunities and talents behind. Now if you had stayed in that book store and created chapters of a life well spent, you wouldn’t feel that you could have done more. I believe that we are all given talents, and we should all use them to the best of our abilities. Now I will use a metaphor between the talents as the ancient currency. When you receive talents for free, buy the gift that you will use like academics. Now that you have attained this gift you should use it to the best of your ability because this will be the most powerful freebie you will ever receive.