March 8, 2008 / conceptbin
I’ve always been suspicious of people who mindlessly drive themselves and others to work, work, work, cheerfully spouting Ben Franklin’s dictum “time is money”. Time is many things, and it certainly is valuable, but it doesn’t equate to money – even when you’re getting paid by the hour.
It turns out that worrying too much about wasting time, losing time, saving time, not having enough time, and generally treating time more like a thing than a quality is profoundly counterproductive. Hence my great pleasure at Stefan Klein’s op-ed piece in the New York Times, “Time Out of Mind”. It explains, but only partly, why time seems to pass at a fourfold speed whenever I so much look at a game of Scrabulous on Facebook…
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