We can do a few things with time - waste it, spend it, or save it. We can do the same with money. In that line of thinking, time and money often have an inverse relationship - when we save one, we spend the other. For example, if we work in a city, we can save money by living farther away from our job, but sacrifice time by accepting a longer commute.
We are highly intelligent and capable beings who can accomplish nearly anything if we dedicate enough time to learning how to do it. If you plan to replace your sink but have never done it before, you could take the time to learn how to do it, or hire a plumber to handle it for you. The question here is, would you prefer to spend your time learning how to, and replacing your sink yourself, or would you prefer to spend your money on an expert to do it? An important component of life is figuring out your balance – when will you save time, and when will you save money?
As I have grown older, I have come to realize how precious time really is. The simple words “thank you for your time”, used to mean nothing to me. After hearing these words, I used to think to myself ‘…but we only spoke for 10 or 15 minutes, that’s practically no time…’. Nowadays however, I have a different view on this. I believe that the person thanking me for my time was entirely correct in doing so, and I should have been more thankful for their time. Nobody's time is more valuable than another's, and we should all value one another’s time because as the cliché goes, “time goes quickly”. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, we never know when our time will run out, so we must spend it wisely.