Wisdom Wednesday – Trading Your Days

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Stop and think about that for a very long minute.

We were given a finite number of days to live.  Regardless of how you view life, you cannot deny that you are only here for a limited amount of time.  We are all worm food at some point.

Time is actually our only true wealth in this world.  We are forced out of the womb screaming, naked, and in possession of nothing other than the lifetime ahead of us.  It is the only thing we have that is truly ours.

The currency of time is how we pay for everything as we meander down the paths of our lives.  We trade our time for lots of things.  Money, the ability to have seen a TV series, the enjoyment of a movie, the emotional connection of being with people you love, the list goes on forever.  The question is, are you spending your time wisely?  The better question is are you happy with what you are getting in exchange for your time?

This is a big reason I spend so much time on the disc golf course.  On more than one occasion, I’ve stopped dead in my tracks in the middle of the woods and said out loud, “There is nowhere on earth I’d rather be than right here, right now.”  That is how much I love disc golf.  I’m willing to trade the precious days of my life to play it.  To be outside, close to the rest of the living world, doing the thing I cherish most.

Some call me crazy.  Others call it a bad exchange.  But some, those who are my brothers and sisters walking this path with me, call it being a disc golfer.

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For those of you that are readers, I highly recommend this book: 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now.  It’s a unique way of looking at your life as the finite resource it actually is.


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1 thought on “Wisdom Wednesday – Trading Your Days”

  1. This is a quote I had never read before. It’s srurpising wisdom from Marilyn Monroe, a memorable comedienne and actress but not usually remembered for philosophical contributions. Thanks for sharing it! / January 6th, 2011, 9:43 pm

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