Let’s be academic about this and see if we can assign some sort of monetary value to our personal
We already know that good
Time and money are also highly valued and they are tangible so we can use them for our comparison. None of us knows how long we will live but we do know that, rich or poor we all get 24 hours a day. The average workday is eight hours, which is one third of our daily allotment. If we sleep eight hours a day then the average workday actually consumes half of our waking hours.
Most people are willing to sell that half to their employer because the money they earn has a direct bearing on the their entire life. Money makes it possible to provide the necessities of life such as food, shelter and clothing and perhaps a little extra. So in this oversimplified scenario we exchange about one half of our available time for money because it adds significantly to the quality of our life.
If we lose our
Now that we have established the all encompassing value of good
Actually, it is more a case of re-appropriation of funds rather than added expense.
Yes, organic produce is more expensive than commercially grown produce. At the same time, eliminating or reducing the amount of junk food we buy will easily make up for the increased expense incurred by healthy food choices.
What about exercise? Well a brisk walk every day will cost you 20-30 minutes. Statistics suggest that the average person in developed countries spends between three and seven hours a day watching TV. Could you afford to buy out 20-30 minutes from that or some other fruitless endeavor?
We could keep going with this line of reasoning but I am sure you get the point by now. A few minor adjustments in our lifestyle choices can have a huge impact on the quality and quantity of our daily lives 24/7, now and for years to come.
So what is your answer to our opening question, how much is your