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tyroneman

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« on: September 20, 2019, 11:25:54 AM »
Can anyone tell me what exactly "neither the time nor the spoons" refers to? (I get the gist of not having time to waste, but don't get the metaphor?)

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 12:22:59 PM »
In short, spoons = energy, so it’s ‘neither the time nor the energy.’

People who have a chronic illness or a disability will often refer to spoons, spoons being a metaphor for the amount of energy they have at a particular time.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoon_theory
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