Just the other day I asked my fellow worker if all of the stuff he’d purchased recently was worth the effort he was putting in to pay for it. Given that we were stationed at one of the most demanding positions in the plant, it was relevant to the occasion.
He paused to stare at me for a long moment. “Not really” was his response.
“Then why do we do it?” I asked. “If our stuff isn’t worth the effort we put in to earn the money to buy it, why do we want it in the first place?”
Neither of us had an answer to that question as we continued our work.
What about you? Is the stuff you buy worth the effort you put in to pay for it?