Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students. ~ Robin Williams
Not really . . .
Time is neither the good, better, or best teacher -- time teaches us nothing. Neither has time killed any of its students. Students die intellectually by choice. Students die physically by Providence.
We can't blame time, or give credit to time for what we do or do not learn. Time is not responsible -- it is a passionless, harmless, speechless bystander as life's adventures and misadventures unfold. Time is neither on our side or our opposition.
Listen to what the apostle Paul said about time as he quoted an Old Testament prophet, Make a choice. Now is the acceptable time. Now is the day of salvation.
Time only defines the boundaries where life happens, and we can only live in the moment. Choices are the real substance -- they determine whether we truly learn, truly live, or truly die.