|October 22, 2013
Clint Eastwood's advice in "Dirty Harry" that
opinions, like certain body parts, are best kept to
You Can Buy Happiness
I've been thinking a lot about that article, I think
the author was on the right track when he included "time"
on the list. The other items involved buying things, taking
trips, doing things that bring you satisfaction, but "time",
if it can be bought, would be the most precious.
|A few weeks ago, I put the link to
the left on my homepage, taking you to an article
about buying happiness. One of the ways was buying
|"The best way
money increases happiness is when it buys you time.
This can take a number of forms: decreasing your
commute by moving closer to work, hiring someone to
help around the house or hiring an assistant to
clear your plate of the mundane tasks that end up
robbing you of precious time. If you have extra
income, using it to free up more leisure time can
have the most significant impact on your well-being."
be 70 in December, and reflecting back, I think I could have
done a better job of handling time if I'd had money. Not so
much to move closer to work, or hiring work done around the
house, as the author mentions, but if I'd had money, I
wouldn't have spent years constantly wishing time would go
Why would anyone want time to go faster?
Well, when I was raising a family without a bulging bank
account, about 5 days after payday I would start wishing it
was payday again. Looking back, I realize that was
pretty-much a regular event for years, I was constantly
trying to shove time forward. With money, maybe I could have
slowed things down a little and enjoy the day I happened to
be on, putting off tomorrow as long as possible.
it have really worked that way? I'd like to think so, but
I'm guessing a reader who aged with money will blow this
theory right out of the water.
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