People inhibit themselves from commitment by a fatalistic attitude towards time, in which the past determines the future. Time is "killed", "put in" or frittered away rather than transcended through simultaneous participation in the past, future and present. Job structures and educational institutions often encourage this narrowed time sense: work becomes dull and meaningless while leisure time is lively and creative. People wait for quitting time, the weekends, and retirement. As such, a large part of life is spent waiting for a lesser part.