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money or time?

when I was in my 20's, I had a revelation: one has either money or time, but rarely both.

Life can seem like a lane that leads to an unknown place, exciting and intriguing. But you can't take the time to explore that lane unless you have sufficient money to pay your bills in the meantime.

In my 20's, I decided to use my time as I pleased. I had lots and lots of time to observe, think, experiment and try to understand the world. What I didn't have was money, but my wants were few and responsibilities were minimal.

As my life passed, I turned my attention to money. To be able to do what I wanted to do, I needed an income and some earning potential. My time became precious as a  means to make money. Not so much time to contemplate and actually process my life as I lived it.

Now, I am in a position I never expected--I have both time and money. Now, I need to use both with equal precision.