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Time Is Money
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Time Is Money

You've probably heard this saying before but don't know what it means. That's okay, most people don't either. It doesn't really make sense at first, because when you take it at face value, what does it signify? Time is currency? Well, how can it get me things?

Well, first off, you're thinking it the wrong way. Time is not currency, but it shares one thing in common with currency; they're both theoretical. Currency is based on consumer confidence, whereas time is based on human perception. The modern calendar (Gregorian calendar) is sometimes used alongside other calendars (such as Hebrew, Hindu, Islamic, and Thai). If people didn't exist, time wouldn't really exist, either.

Time though, is not purely infinite. Everyone dies in the end. This is fact. Billions of people have died through history. You may be alive today but you may not be alive tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, the next decade, etc, the point is you'll die eventually. I remember a girl in my 9th grade English class was freaking out over a potential gas leak in the school and said "I don't want to die!" and the teacher said, "yes you'll die! you'll die eventually!". It was stark but it made sense; teenagers don't really think of death much because they're in their "prime years". For them, death is no worry. (There was no gas leak by the way)

So, should I worry about death?
No. Excessively worrying about death and the afterlife is pointless, because it takes you away from the present moment. It's a fine thought to ponder it, but not to make it an anxiety.

So, what are you telling me?
I'm telling you to be efficient. We've already covered how the first assumption of the saying "time is money" isn't very sane because time isn't currency. However, think of it this way: think of time as an investment, like a stock market. Ask yourself, "when I do this, or buy this, what am I getting in return?". It's a very simple question that can help gradually change your life (I'm not promising a miracle fix).

Do you get much from your investments in YouTube videos? School? Video games? Ask yourself these questions.

The key word here is efficiency. I like to tell myself to do something productive every day, at least one awesome thing that makes me better. It can be exercise, reading a book, etc. One must use their time constructively.

So ends this post. Hope you've learned something useful here.

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Time Is Money - James Comey - 03-31-2017 03:36 AM
Time Is Money - brainiac3397 - 03-31-2017, 02:32 PM
RE: Time Is Money - James Comey - 03-31-2017, 03:27 PM
RE: Time Is Money - brainiac3397 - 04-01-2017, 02:59 AM
Time Is Money - James Comey - 04-01-2017, 09:08 AM
Time Is Money - sswbm - 04-02-2017, 03:31 AM
RE: Time Is Money - James Comey - 04-02-2017, 04:00 AM
Time Is Money - SoulRiser - 04-02-2017, 03:53 AM
Time Is Money - SoulRiser - 04-03-2017, 11:07 AM
RE: Time Is Money - James Comey - 04-03-2017, 02:34 PM
Time Is Money - SoulRiser - 04-04-2017, 11:55 PM
Time Is Money - James Comey - 04-05-2017, 02:10 AM

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