April 13, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Money makes time worth spending!

GUEST COLUMN: Dr N Prabhudev

Bengaluru, Dec. 15: That’s an interesting thought. It is true that money can make time worth spending. Time and money are equally valuable. Time and money are equivalent. You spent the former to get the latter. Money is the best possible output of your time “time value of money.”!
Those who have time want money! Those who have money want time. What surprises me most is that we lose health to make money and then lose money to restore the health. That we live as if we will never die, and we die as if we had never lived…” Money is an opportunity for happiness, but it is an opportunity that people routinely squander because the things they think will make them happy often don’t.

Four thousand weeks is the average lifespan. Then again a disease or accident may just as easily cut it short. Give or take, 4,000 weeks is all the time one has! We spend more hours on paid work per day than any other activity except sleep —subtract 500 weeks from a person’s 4,000. And that figure only accounts for the earning of money and fretting over finances, and then money even devours time allotted for “leisure” activities. We spend most of life in the grey zone of the time-value spectrum.
Value for money – a rupee in my hand is not the same as it is in Mukesh Ambani’s hand!
Value for time – Watching a movie is not the same as mother Teresa spending her time in the streets of Calcutta taking care of destitutes!

Time a funny thing. There never seems to be enough — yet there is an infinite amount. Time slips through moments upon seconds into eternity! Time cannot stand still. Time waits for no one. Today is the tomorrow of yesterday! Time moves only in one direction – forward and not backward. The next time is the last time! There is no time to waste!
Money is an entirely human invention. And a useful one
Many say – Money can’t buy happiness! Really! Up until a certain income level, money has a positive impact on your happiness. It can buy you almost everything you need for better quality of life and happiness. Money is everything because of what it can buy you: security, freedom, Medicine that can lead to health – to an extent even happiness.
When I was young I thought money was everything! Now that I am not so young I know it is more than everything! Don’t underestimate the power of money. Life has taught me both the price and the value of money! The world revolves around money.
Money is not the root of all evil, but be honest about what it means to you. It has a wonderful power to bring people together as well as tear them apart. You can’t escape money. The tricky part is that we end up trading Time and money! Time is precious! Time once lost can never be recovered.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that money is the root of all evil. It’s not. Wanting money doesn’t make you bad; it just makes you smart. And having it doesn’t make you greedy; it makes you secure and free and generous!
We live in deeds, not years! We live in thoughts and feelings! We should count time by heart throbs! We live not in the breaths we take but in moments that take your breath away! Time passes… Memories fade… Feelings change… People leave. The only thing that remains is the loneliness…
The value of Time!
And if you want to know the value of one-hundredth of a second, ask the athlete who lost a gold medal in the Olympics.
The value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just escaped an accident.
The value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train.
The value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
The value of one day, ask a student who missed his exams.
The value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
The value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
The value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
As you get older, time flies. The longer you’re alive, a year becomes small in relation to your life as a whole. When you’re five, a year is 20% of your entire life. When you’re 50, however, a year is only 2% of your life. The timeline, based on a theory from philosopher Paul Janet, lets you scroll down to pass time and explains the concept in a clever, easy to understand way. So if your time seems to be passing you by faster than it used to, you’re not crazy, you’re just getting older.
“Time” remains a mystery. Time and money go hand-in-hand. You need time to make money, and you need money to save time. If you value time as much as you value money, you’ll have more of it and may even have more money because of it.

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