The Value of a Human Life

Can you estimate worth based on investment? If the upbringing of Person A cost more than that of Person B, is Person A more valuable?

Can you estimate worth based on earning potential? If Person B’s salary is ten times higher than Person A’s salary, is Person B ten times valuable to society?

Can you estimate worth based on death rather than birthright or life? What if the assassination of an individual meant cash flow into another? If so, does that become their price?

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Money Enables

It’s important not to underestimate the enabling power of money. Money is for more than the bare necessities. If you want to travel and see the world, you will need money for fare and accommodation. If you want to learn new skills or hone old ones, you will need money for tuition fees. If you want to enjoy the many conveniences that technology can offer, you will need money as well. To broaden your horizons and grow as a person, you need money.

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Time is Money

I wrote this a few years ago in a tumblr post. 2011 I believe. I’m republishing it here with some minor edits.

You’ve all probably heard the old adage: Time is money. Some people usually follow it up with a “Spend it Wisely!” I’ve read this saying as time is precious like money, so don’t squander it or waste it. Lately, I’ve come to believe this is a poor and incomplete way of looking at it.

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