This is NOT another normal article on how money, compounding interest, and the value of time creates wealth. Trust me, this article is different. It has two aliens in it named, Albert and Cliff.
TIME is a fascinating dimension to explore. Philosophers have theorized that TIME is our fourth dimension of life here on earth. Considering that our minds spend the majority of our lives processing the information flowing out of the three dimensions of space, I thought it would be a great investment of time to explore this fourth dimension of TIME. Let’s really learn and explore how the value of time impacts our minds, attitudes, and ability to create wealth.
I’d like to ask you question before we travel deeper into this story:
“How does a wealthy and a poor mind see the value of time differently?”
As you think about that, I am going to tell a story that travels further into this fourth dimension of time.
I have spent large chunks of my life immersed in both rich and poor cultures. I have had ample opportunities to examine the drastically different thinking patterns that exist between both poor and rich minds. The way they choose to think is drastically different. One of the biggest differences between them is how differently they interact with the dimension and value of time.
Now, let’s travel further into this story. I am going to introduce two characters who are actually aliens who live in outer space on another planet.
The planet we are going to visit is named, Planet Desporia. It is populated with a society that is half poor aliens, and half wealthy aliens.
On planet Desporia, lives an alien named Cliff. Cliff is a poor alien and volunteered to speak to us how the poor half of their culture thinks.
“Good morning and welcome to Planet Desporia. My name is Cliff, and I have been living here all my life. The majority of our resources here on Planet Desporia have been consumed by us so the majority of our society is poor because there are few resources to go around.”
“On a normal day I wake up and I feel a mixture of helplessness and depression in my soul about why my life is the way it is. These feelings cause me to feel a wrath of anger at the aliens who have made us poor. I never asked to be created into this mess. It’s almost like the universe chose this way of life for me. I feel stuck in this fate that I cannot change.
I really don’t believe it’s my fault that I am poor. It’s really everyone else’s fault. If the rich aliens who govern my planet would have done a better job caring for our resources, and making life better for all of us, then I think my life could be better.
Most of my life I usually already feel tired and worn down. I figure what’s the use of trying to change my situation? The chances of me ever becoming rich are so slim that it’s not even worth the effort to try. I just find it easier to turn my brain off most of the time. What’s the point of trying for a better life if it’s unlikely I get it, right?
On planet Desporia, we have this invention called VMT. VMT stands for virtual media transmissions. It’s a media streaming service that never ends, and you can get all the entertainment you ever want without ever having to think an original thought on your own. I spend most of my time just watching that. It’s a lot easier and less depressing to be entertained than to try.
When I am not watching VMT, I sit on a rock outside of my home, and I look out at the universe beyond our planet. I get a feeling that there should be more to life than this. But I can’t put my finger on what it is, so I just keep going with the flow of life here in Desporia.
If everything else changed around me, then maybe I’d finally have a shot at being a wealthy member of our society. But until then, there really is no hope or opportunities for my life to change at all.
Ok, I have also lined up an interview with another alien who lives on Planet Desporia named, Albert. Albert is the wealthiest alien currently alive on the planet.
“Hello, my name is Albert. Even though I am the wealthiest alien alive on this planet, money isn’t my most valuable possession. I know many more things far more interesting to talk about than how much money I have.
TIME is my most valuable possession. Because no matter how wealthy I am, TIME is the only thing I can’t buy more of. That’s why I treat my time so preciously. I will only be alive for a finite period of time and I want to spend as much time as I can exploring who I am and this awesome planet around me.
I became the wealthiest alien on this planet after I had a revelation one day. I realized that how I spend my time will determine how much wealth I have in my life. I believe this is the key to wealth no matter what planet you live on.
Go ahead and ask yourself: How do you spend your time?
If you waste your time, then you will be poor. But if you choose to reach into the dimension of time and create value with your time, then you will find yourself on your way to wealth.
How do I define value?
Value is a substance that benefits everyone’s life. Value is wisdom. It’s an experience. It’s an invention, or product, that improves the quality of life for everyone who experiences it. Value, is ultimately found in anything that makes people’s lives better and more fulfilling.
As I get older, I realize more and more that how I choose to spend my time determines the amount of wealth in my life. I believe anyone’s future is ultimately up to them. If you want to be wealthy, simply spend your time creating value with your time. The more value you create with your time, the wealthier you will become.
That is the greatest skill that all wealthy individuals in the universe have: They take their time, and they turn it into wisdom and experience that they can share with others to improve the quality of life of those who live around them.
Ok, now let’s discuss my final thoughts on the value of time, and how time impacts wealth.
Ask yourself right now, what do you do with your time?
Do you waste it? Or do you create things that have value?
The way I see it, poor aliens like Cliff consume their time and do nothing with it.
But wealthy aliens use their time to create things of value, which can be sold and shared to increase the quality of life for everyone who lives on their planets.
Turning time into things of value is the path to wealth.
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