I say, let no one rob me of a single day who isn’t going to make a full return on the loss.”
Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 1.11b
Credit card companies prey on our inherent human habit to deify convenience… and the more we “pray” at the altar of convenience, the more access the “temple priests” give us to the temple. In other words, the more we spend, the more access to credit they give us (more cards, higher limits, etc.).
Well… do we treat our lives like we treat our money?
With our money, we worry about ROI (return on investment) and rarely invest on something in which we’re either unsure of the return, or know the return to be less than the investment. With our lives; however, the length and quality of which we definitely do not know, we aren’t so judicious and conservative. We give out our time to all kinds of events and people with whom our ROI is either terribly low or there is no ROI at all.
Seneca’s wise counsel is like putting our credit cards into an office shredder.
At the end of things, what you want is a fair trade, and best integrity-value with your time… not a bunch of time-debt.
You want to get your time’s worth out of life, without owing or being owed.
(See y’all tomorrow)