Time is money – A cliché often exercised by people with high paying important careers, with cool job descriptions. People who let the valet park their car as they consider their time more important for the company they enjoy or those who let someone else shine their shoes while they spend the time reading something.
I too agree with the statement that time is money but for different reasons. Money, or cash to be more semantically accurate, is the worst form of asset. People who have too much money that they don’t know what to do with it are considered spoiled (losers); companies and corporations that sit on a huge war chests of cash (like Microsoft before their dividend program, Qualcomm ) are also considered poorly managed. Similarly, people who have too much time on their hands are those who become depressed (losers). Time, just like cash is worst to accumulate. Their best use is to spend/invest it.
We should spend time doing things that add value (again parallels to cash/money) to our lives. Boredom does not add value, it is like having a big savings account and a very small monthly bank statement. Constantly asking ourselves if we can do something better at this time is probably a good start. And no, logging into social media websites every ten minutes is not the answer.
The difference between time and money is that while you can grow money, you can’t really grow time. It is the consistent fact of life, the fourth dimension that never seizes. I wonder how does it feel to be independent of it. Being Omnipotent!!