Not enough time
A friend of mine is always saying that she wishes she had enough time to cook. Instead, she reheats frozen food that she eats in front of the tv. “I just don’t have enough time” — she says.
I don’t get it. Why doesn’t she just say she’d rather watch her tv show?
That’s why I don’t watch tv. I’m afraid the moment I do I’ll also start saying that I don’t have enough time.
It used to be that
- Start a blog
- Learn a new language
- Go to a meetup in your town
- Read a book
- Write a novel
- Run a store
- Start a new hobby
- Create videos on YouTube
- Get to know someone from a different country
- Teach (or learn) a new skill
Clay Shirky noticed in 2008 the shift from a consumer to a producer culture and how the time regained from mindless consuming is being put to use towards collaborative projects (i.e: think Wikipedia). He calls it cognitive surplus and it’s changing the concept of “not enough time” — because of tv — to “not enough time” — because there are just so many interesting things we could be doing with it.
The Oracle of FI is a middle-class guy working as a software developer. His goal is to achieve full financial independence by the age of 40.
He started this blog in 2019 in order to share his tips and techniques on investing, saving money and making the most out of life.
He has a cat and lives in France.