is no more equivalent to money
than money is equivalent to cars
, turkey sandwiches
, cruise ship tickets
, or automotive repair services charged by the hour
. The value
of any of these things can only be measured by what you are willing to give up in exchange
A diamond ring might be nice, but is it worth the cash you'd have to give up to get it? Is the cash you'd have to give up worth the time it would take you to earn it?
You'll almost certainly make some more money before you die, you will not get one second of your time back.