TODAY -

Time can be purchased by anyone

Herojit Philem *



A thief is not born thief, he learns on the way. If you don't believe me go and see the baby's bum in paediatric ward to find out the birth-mark signifying that the child will be a thief.

Why a thief thieves and where is the school or college where stealing is taught? What is the force compelling an individual to steal?

A fact that hit my cerebellum is that stealing is directly or indirectly related to money, and thieves are made by the situation what a person face.

Every thieves steal money or goods which by selling they get money. Why don't think of stealing time?

It is for money people search for jobs and it is also for money companies hire people to work. In this corrupted era where hard-work fails money works.

Money binds men to be friends and it also cuts the swathed relations to become foe. Money can be spent in two ways proper and improper way, so do time. Whenever time is spent, no matter in which of the two ways, there will be always many friends.

If you spend time gossiping, you will have many gossiping friends; if you spend time reading books, you will have many reading friends, so it is you to spend your time and choose what genre of friends you prefer.

People often compare money as good ghost. When it is with you there is extra courage and when it is not with you, you search a way to get it. But what about time, when we were a child, we had much time and as we grow older, our twenty-four hours becomes shorter even though it remained constant. This is because, our task is numbering higher.

When I was reading in my high schools I was told not to waste time, since time is money. It was not only to me, many of us had been told the same. So, should we accept that time is money? The very phrase- time is money- is applicable to all.

And as far as purchasing of time is concerned, I should say one can buy time these days. To let you know how one can buy time, let me first of all tell you that whenever we purchase an article we pay money for it. Thus, when we talk about buying time, time becomes the goods, and we need money to purchase it.

One can buy time in various ways. Travelling short or long distance by vehicle is one of the easiest means to buy time. Like in every case of purchasing, one must have money to travel.

The distance from your home to the school you studying is, for instance, 5 Km; if you were to walk on foot, you may approximately spend 30 to 40 minutes. But when you go by vehicle, you will reach within 5 to 10 minutes, if there is no disturbance on the road.

If you took 40 minutes walking on foot, then you purchase 302=60 minutes i.e., one hour whenever you go and returned from school by vehicle on payment of certain amount.

The 60 minutes you purchased from the bus driver can be utilized in many ways. On the other side, the driver is selling his time as a service to the students to reach school and bring them back to their respective homes.

Saving and purchasing of time could be distinguished. Saving involves you and only you, but purchasing does include another person, who spends his or her time for you and you need to pay money for his or her service.

If he or she doesn't ask you to pay, it is not purchasing nor saving, but it is borrowing, which needs to pay back the same one day.


* Herojit Philem wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The writer can be reached at herojit(DOT)philem(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was posted on March 11, 2016.


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