We have all known people who are more or less organized, for whom deadlines do not seem to weigh heavily or cause any concern; or otherwise known people for whom time is a permanent concern, but who have a life set to the metronome for everything to work. One wonders if one should envy or pity those people who are careless of time or those who are stuck in time. Obviously, we differ from each other in many facets of time, but, as we will see, we still share certain cultural traits.