“Life’s like an hourglass glued to the table.”
– Breathe by Anna Nalik
One of the reasons that I don’t regret the impulsive purchases I’ve made over the past few years is because I can always make more money. I’ve had lean times and times where I’ve been flush with cash. It’s a part of life, so I accept that.
Yet it dawned on me while I was sitting by the river this afternoon that, in exchange for the money I used to buy those items, I exchanged something even more precious: my life.
I’m not sure how I feel about that revelation but it’s a very important concept that we need to understand. We only have one life. Do we want to spend it chasing useless things, or do we want to spend it elsewhere?