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  1. Also, not if the hands fell off. Or if the clock got run over. Or blown up. I suppose it depends on the nature of the brokenness.

    But then again, does it not also depend on your definition of “time” and “right”?

    The native Americans, for example, have a more circular concept of time rather than linear. How would they perceive the broken clock? Does it have any more value to them in working order than it does when it is “broken”?

    Zen Buddhism also places less importance on linear time, with a focus on the here and now. With this view, the “broken” clock may help teach the lesson of concentrating on the present moment, and therefore it has more “value” than the clock that works.

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