The clock is nobody's friend. It ticks the same for all. And no one has ever been able to stop its ticking.
That is why smart -- and blessed -- people try and get on the right side of time. That means they always try to make the best and most productive use of the time that Allah gives them.
And, maybe, that is why Allah swears by "Time."
Wal 'Asr! Innal Insaana Lafi Khusr!