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Many, if not most of us, try to find purpose in our work, pursuing an enjoyable, meaningful career. Factors that tilt the scales towards focusing exclusively on work are financial insecurity, peer pressure and social appearance.
Being busy makes us feel good and confident, and if we do not focus on work, we are afraid we would not be respected by society. This neurotic obsession with work leads to an unhealthy and miserable life in the long run.
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Most of us are ‘time poor’ and have deep-rooted habits, priorities and belief patterns that are no longer relevant. We always feel rushed and are in misery as we become less productive, less happy due to our constant running against time.
Technology has made many changes in our lives that save us a huge amount of time, yet the same technology takes away the extra time, something known as the autonomy paradox.
We show optimism towards future time, when we are in a delusion of ‘planning fallacy’, believing we have more time in the future. Our current mindset is a forecast on how we would be doing in the coming days, and if we are busy, stressed out and confused now, that’s how the next few days will loo...
Time traps happen when we don’t value the hours that are available to us, and waste the free time that we have earned using technology and lifestyle conveniences.
The biggest paradox is that while everyone wants to relax, nobody can really relax. People start to feel bored and stressed out when they go on vacation or while during recreational activities. The truth is that we cannot be left alone with our thoughts.
Being always connected with the world, ...
Money is tangible and easily calculated. One can see how much money they have and figure out the net worth in minutes. Time, on the other hand, is intangible and its value not easily measured. Almost as a reflex action, most of us prefer saving money instead of s...
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