It is true that you believe that punctuality is the supreme value and that everyone who is not punctual has an indelible stain on his or her character. This brings to mind the perception of the importance of time in our societies. If we did not count time, would there be utter chaos in our daily comings and goings? How did the first people live, with only day and night; no hours, minutes or seconds, just moments in time?
I believe that each person is the judge of how important time is to them. It, in fact, means that if you are on your own time and no one is waiting on you, that punctuality is not that important. How many times have peoples’ lives been spared because they were late? Do you think that that is an omen? Time is a man made device which was established as one of the bases for doing commerce. This is why it is critical to get to work early so that you can maximise your productive time. Also, why punch clocks, swipe cards and retina scans exist. The existence of electricity was also vital for commerce because without it, the differences in night and day would have been more marked.
There are persons who are so-called free spirits who do not follow the normal conventions. Is it possible that these persons have less stress in their lives? I accept that there are differences in the approach to life but honestly feel that there must be mutual respect for each other’s world view so as to avoid chaos and confusion.