What do you want? How do you spend your time? Is it how you want to be spending your time? Are you content? Disgruntled? Frustrated? Bored? Curious? Check in with yourself. Think of time like coins to spend (time is money, as the saying goes, right?). How do you want to spend it? The thing is, none of us really knows how much we have in our accounts. It’s like we’ve been given a debit card to an account, yet someone else has the account number. So we can spend it however we want, but we can never be sure when it’s going to run out. I don’t mean that in terms of abundance. I mean that in terms of the expiration date on the account. We have no idea when the account holder is going to close the account. So, spend every last penny. Swipe that card like you mean it, but spend it wisely—whatever that means to you.

You also don’t have to be quite as serious as this guy, who’s literally weighing his gold.:

Isenbrant: Man weighing gold

(Image: Man Weighing Gold by Adriaen Isenbrant, 1515-1520, oil on wood. Courtesy of The Met’s Open Access program. )

Featured image: Idle Hours by Julian Alden Weir, 1888, oil on canvas. Courtesy of The Met’s Open Access program.

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