HPD #3

The Helpful Post of the Day will involve helpful quotes, articles, pictures, and other stuff that I found interesting or helpful in some kind of way.

Today’s Helpful Post of the Day:

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

-Henry David Thoreau

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Mr. Thoreau was a guy who was all about simplicity who lived back in the 1800s. If you haven’t read his book yet, you really should. It’s full of great wisdom for life and business. There are many variations but they are basically all the same. Grab it on Amazon here.

To me, this quote means that you should try to stop wasting your life on pointless things such as a dead-end job, a shit relationship, or other activities that doesn’t make your life better. What does the quote mean to you?

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3 responses to “HPD #3

  1. Thoreau was a great writer, but also, he did that awesome experiment of living in a house he built himself. I can’t remember if I read his entire book about it, but his view on life is inspirational. Thanks for sharing that quote.

    • You’re welcome. Thanks for reading. His book, Walden, which I recommended, was about his experiment living in the house he built himself. The writing is a bit difficult to get through because of its “old style” so I’ve only read about half the book so far, but it seems like there’s at least one life-lesson on each page so its a great read!

  2. I think it puts a scale of value against everything you do. Your time is the most valuable thing you have. So on one reading you get: ‘You only have a finite amount of life, make every moment count.’ But also: ‘Everything you spend time on has value.’ Sometimes that value is not immediately obvious. I think the best place to start is by being aware that spending time on anything will give it value so try and draw as many worthwhile lessons from it as you can whether that is exercising your determination, restraint, concentration, skills or learning by making mistakes or relaxation and mindfullness all of these and more are lessons that make up the rich tapestry of life.

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