Which would you rather have: free gas or free time ?

Submitted by HarryBosch on August 7, 2008 - 10:39pm
Free time
84% (26 votes)
Free gas
16% (5 votes)
Total votes: 31
Submitted by NotCranky on August 8, 2008 - 7:57am.

Maybe it is just my lifestyle but an analogy like this occurs?
Time=Money
(FREE)Gas=Money
Gas=Time

Submitted by HarryBosch on August 8, 2008 - 8:42am.

I try to get too many things done in one day so for me the value of:

Time > Money

I think that when people say they want to be rich it's not because they will be able to buy many things - but that is what they will think or say. It's really because the end result is they maximize the satisfaction they get with the time they have available.

As much as I enjoy my work there are times I would rather be doing something else :)

Submitted by HarryBosch on August 8, 2008 - 8:46am.

Oh yeah, Rustico, logically your analogy works - but you knew that already :)

If a = b and b = c then a = c.

Submitted by desmond on August 8, 2008 - 1:10pm.

I try to get too many things done in one day so for me the value of....

Yes, and posting this poll shows just how much you value your time. Not that I don't waste too much time during the day either.

Submitted by ibjames on August 8, 2008 - 5:28pm.

if you live closer to work, you have more gas and more free time, which is what I'm all about

Submitted by temeculaguy on August 8, 2008 - 6:04pm.

Refuse to choose. Have both. Live where you are happy and make work come to you or find work where you live. Avoid traffic by working different hours. With the technology today, the premise that all workers need to be in the city and during banking hours is outdated.

Submitted by stockstradr on August 8, 2008 - 8:31pm.

We might, hypothetically, be one of those Bay Area families that makes about $200,000/year before taxes.

We are not rich but we have enough money that would could afford to take two months off a year and just go vacation. Yet we don't. Our lives are "too busy" but I often reflect in quiet moments on how we foolishly let the blazing speed of American life steal quality time from our lives.

Free time is a most precious thing.

We squeezed a vacation into our lives a few weeks ago. We drove over to Yosemite and during one day we sat together overlooking a valley at 10,000 feet, amazed at the glorious mountain peaks. I thought to myself, "You cannot put a price on a precious moment like this, and we can afford to do much more of this, yet we don't allow ourselves the time. It doesn't make sense.