The Price of Anything

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

Henry David Thoreau

I just came across this little quote and it just struck me how true it is.

After all, in everything we do, we’re giving away some of our precious time, some of our lives, some of the time we could be spending with our loved ones or doing other things that we truly enjoy.

I guess we rarely stop to think of the true price of things, and to ask ourselves if what we’re doing is worth the price we’re paying.

From now on, I personally promise myself that I’ll ask myself that question, every now and then, and that I’ll try to only do things that are worthy of the price I’m paying.

We only live once after all, and if we waste it all on things we deem unworthy, would we consider ourselves to really have lived?

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