Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thoughts on Time, Part II

There are a lot of other things that need to be considered in relation to time. For example, time really does seem to fly by when you are having fun. And tedious tasks tend to make time creep along forever. There are 24 hours in every day, yet Mondays seem much longer and weekends are always too short.

It occurred to me the other day, however, that there is probably a correlation between time and money. This thought is based on a few observations.
  • To begin with, when time is at a premium- and for me that is most of the time- I would rather invest money in a situation than time. Time is precious- often more precious than my time.
  • Money can be replaced. Time cannot. Once time has elapsed, it is gone forever. I would rather lose my resources than days, months or years.
  • People who have plenty of money do not have enough time. They work hard to accomplish great things, and when they do, they must commit much time to maintain their great things. These people are very often rewarded for their efforts. They work long hours and many days and years, but there is very little free or leisure time for them.
  • People who have no money have plenty of time. Those who do not have resources often do not have jobs, they do not have amenities, there are no family outings, no meetings to attend. In short, those with limited resources and assets have all the time that they need.
All of these things are somewhat problematic, especially when you have no time or no money. But remember this: If you wish you had more time, you might have to give up some of you cash.

1 comment:

Taking Heart said...

Hope you are well, always enjoy reading your blog.