This is one of those motivational
type stories I heard on the radio
years ago and thought it’d make a good node
Let's say that you have a bank account
which, don’t worry how, gets an $86,400 deposit
every day. The money is yours to do anything
- At midnight the balance is reset to $86,400. If the balance is $85,000 at 12:00am, it will mystically become $86,400 again.
- You cannot save money from the account. Any unspent money is gone.
What would you do with it? Stop and think about it
for a moment.
Most everyone on the show said they’d try to spend
the whole account everyday. If they couldn’t blow it
all on themselves, they’d spend the rest on the needy
or people they care about. That's nice
So here’s the twist
: There are 86,400 seconds
in a day. You cannot save them, and when they pass they are gone forever
. How well are you spending them?
. I thought the comparison
was interesting, I don’t know many people who try to spend every last second to the best that they can. I sure know I can't (or just don't). It was also neat how the folks on the radio could instantly
come up with ways to spend money
but not time.
And on that note, I think I’ll go draw for a while.