Time is the most precious commodity on Earth. Or maybe it should be oxygen because without it we would just die! Assuming that our basic needs are met ensuring our survival, then time is more valuable than money although some may argue that money can be used to buy time. It’s true in some situations and not in others. For example, money can help to relieve you of some mundane tasks so that you have more time to do things that you like. But money can’t buy you time with your loved ones if their time is up.
If you hate your job, you may feel like you are exchanging your time for money especially as you count down the minutes, days, weeks, months or even years to a new job or to a new endeavour that hopefully won’t make you dread getting out of bed everyday.
Sometimes I think we forget how precious time is and waste it like it is always there. In a way time is like oxygen, we breathe every second until we forget its very existence until it is taken away from us. The time to invest or trade is always present but we find ourselves busy in other activities that we miss the opportunity which may only come back much later in life. Perhaps we always have something more important or maybe we are procrastinating….
Time is sacred to me, more so now than ever before because my time is no longer my own but must be given or in a way dictated by a loved one. In years to come, I hope that I will still remember the time spent together so that I can reminisce and wonder aloud at how time flew by. Maybe that’s how investors feel when they invest and forget about the existence of their portfolio until years later and hopefully the seeds planted then would have grown into a beautiful strong tree with fruits all ready for harvesting.