“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.” -Seneca, On The Shortness Of Life
“Money never sleeps pal.” -Gordon Gekko advising Bud Fox in the movie Wall Street
The things you own…do you own them or do they own you?
Ask yourself what you’ve given up. Start with the single most important asset you have which is your time. How much time have you sacrificed for this ownership?
And what’s the opportunity cost?
Has it been worth it?