"Time: that is the key. Forget dollars, cowrie shells or gold. The true measure of something's worth is the hours it takes to acquire it."
- Matt Ridley, in The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
This quote is from a section of the book in which he discusses how much more an hour's worth of work buys the average worker now than in pre-industrial times.
(I've written about the book before, in the context of my musings about the different types of success.)
Unless, of course, as the old Greg Brown song goes, "Time ain't money when all you got is time." I used to feel that way, but then of course I got a full time job and had a baby. :)ReplyDelete