I’ve realized that our culture offers little practical training on how to spend our disposable time or how to invest it wisely to get the desired return. It was Ben Franklin that said; “lost time is never found again.” Or is it? Mr. Benjamin Franklin also said; “remember that time is money.” That quote in our modern culture has been shortened to “time is money.” Those of us that maintain a full time job know very well that we trade our time weekly in exchange for money. Some of us earn more money for less time and of course the opposite is true. I started thinking about my disposable time outside of my work hours. I hear so much talk about how we spend our disposable income, which means the amount of an individuals income that remains after the deduction of income taxes. This income is available to be "disposed of" as either spending or saving.
I have concluded that my disposable time is a valuable commodity, one that should be dispensed with deliberate care. How do you spend your disposable time? Do you spend it all in one place? How much time is saved for family and friends? How much time do you set aside for a short nap under the shade of a tree on a perfect summer afternoon? How much time is lost in passing from one event to the next? Are you just too busy all the time? Ben Franklin said; “take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.” Wow! All things? I think old Ben was a man keenly aware of time and how to spend it wisely. Take a moment of your time today and post a comment on how you choose to spend your disposable hours. More on this subject to follow.