posted by [identity profile] kadiera.livejournal.com at 04:52pm on 05/08/2009
If we stopped thinking of money as money and looked at it as trade markers for what we can do and are willing to do in exchange for what will make us happy, perhaps we would allocate our resources in ways that would maximize our happiness, and maybe even our job satisfaction.

You know, I often think that way, at least when it comes to things I don't want to do.

For example: It takes the lawn guys about a half hour to do my grass, and I get billed $28 for that. It took me 2 hours (plus an asthma attack) the last time I did it. I make more than $30/hr at my job (although I'm salaried, so it isn't really an hourly thing)....so it's worth it to me to pay them to do the grass because it's 2 hours I've freed up each week, and costs less than taking time off work to do it.

This was particularly prevalent thinking when I was working for $5/hr. Want to go to McDonalds instead of packing my lunch to work? That's an hour of that workday gone to pay for lunch. And so on and so forth....

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