Money Is Time—Not the Other Way Around

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In the hunter-gatherer phase of humanity, we exchanged our time for food. We spent hours, sometimes days, hunting or gathering food to survive.

When the agricultural revolution started around 10,000 BC, we no longer had to hunt for food. We used the land to harvest crops, domesticate animals, and develop food right where we lived. 

We started spending less time acquiring food. Fast forward to the 21st century, where we can buy food in an instant online, which gets delivered to our front door.

We rarely spend time acquiring food nowadays. Instead, we use our time to acquire money, which we exchange for food. 

But here’s the thing. We take that arrangement way too extreme. We exchange almost ALL our time for money. That doesn’t sound like a good deal to me.

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