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  • Sarah M.

The Currency of Time: Life's Most Precious Commodity

Are you making today count?

People obsess over how much money they have or don't have. They measure success by things that they've paid incredible sums of money to own or by the amount of money they get paid at the jobs they do.


These possessions are to impress other people, or because owning that new trinket gives them a sense of accomplishment. We're conditioned to this culture of living that requires swapping money to accumulate possessions.

We do this willingly, unflinchingly. We've used it to the point that it feels innate, like breathing. We buy. We get. We sell. We gather money. Over and over.


Even as children, we are shown and told that money is one of the most important things to have. It certainly is important for things that we need, like shelter, food and clothing. And it is nice to have enough to splurge on simple pleasures like going to the movies or eating out at a restaurant.


And money itself is not evil nor a problem. Money is simply a currency. What money does do is blinds us from a currency we have that we forget about most of our lives: the currency of time.


Time is a currency we use every single moment we are alive. And it is more scarce than we think.


Globally, the average life expectancy is approximately 72.6 years. That's about 264 990 days. The moment you come into this world, that account balance starts dropping.


Time is a limited thing. We do not know exactly how much of it we have, but it is not a resource we can replenish. We simply have what we have. And that's it.


And most people don't think about time. That is why, a lot of people go through life, and then wonder where did all their time go.


Let me encourage you to spend your time lavishly but not senselessly. Give it to those beings that you know are worth it. Let go of the rest.

Exchange it for life, for feelings of joy and happiness, for love and laughter. Spend it on the thrills that make you feel alive, things that add to your being no matter where and what that is.


Make every day count; because time truly is our most valuable currency - once it's gone - its gone; you can't get it back.


Is what you did today worth it? Only you know the answer.

 

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