22 Jul '12, 5pm

How much time do you spend consuming, investing and creating? Think about it.

The Opportunity Costs of Consumption July 22, 2012 / Career Development , Opinion , Philosophy / 1 Comment Call it an off-season new year resolution, if you will, but I’ve been living a new mantra in the last few months: to invest resources instead of consume. It’s become criminally easy to consume — whether it’s shiny, new stuff, useless information, or mindless entertainment. After a hard day’s work or study, we vegetate in front of the computer, window (physical or browser) shop and drink that bottle of calorie-laden whatever. Until recently, I’ve always taken these things as rewards for hard work and never really sat down to consider what my actions stood for and what the opportunity costs were. I did not realize that when I lie on my bed reading 9gag on my iPad on weekday nights, I’m making a conscious decision to enjoy the present at the expense of something else. So...

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