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Common Cents

Okay, I'm just going to throw this out there, 'cause it's been rattling around in my head all day:
    Money is everything, and those who say otherwise are merely trying to throw us off the scent.

    Time isn't money. That's another lie. Time is freedom and exploration; the meeting of new people; the learning of new things. You give those up in pursuit of wealth, but get them back when you obtain it. For, it's the reverse that's true: Money is time.
And some words from seonsaint:
(This should have been in his own journal about a year ago, but the guy mysteriously stopped maintaining it - a real shame, considering how much he has to say...)
    It seems odd that the more money you have, the easier it is to keep it. The poorer you are, the less security you have in making a loan, or an investment. You can play stocks, but you can lose quite a bit. With less money, you are less diverse, so you'll be hit harder by any loss. If you're rich, not only can you diversify more, but you can also get into big boy games where if performance isn't met, or profit made, you get a guarantee which is often worth more than the profit initially promised. I'm not sure, but this seems backwards.
If you know either of us at all, you'll understand that the conclusions I'm leaning towards contradict some deeply held beliefs. It's a bit of an identity crisis, and not a happy feeling.

Half of me reaches for the bookshelf - the dark side is powerful, but surely a few paragraphs of Ishmael will bring me back to myself.

But the other half holds back, suggesting I should ride out this capitalist rampage and see if it gets a few bills paid.

I suppose I'll sleep on it.
    ...but if I wake up as another person, this one enjoyed knowing you.

From all of me,
--self 

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vdkapenguin
Jun. 8th, 2002 11:04 am (UTC)
Time And Money
He was a workaholic at 20; wealthy by 30.
"Time is money,"his dad always said. "Keep your nose to the grindstone, your eye on the buck."
At 38, his business collapsed. His wife left him. He became critically ill.
Recovered, he admires sunsets and tells his children,"Time is time; money is money."
-Doug Long-
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