Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Quality Requires Time

"Time is money"
I have come to hate how that slogan is used
to justify a mad dash for profit
over quality.

I agree that time is
valuable and that each individual
has individually valuable time
based on activity
All time is not equal
but all time is fundamentally
the only meaningful unit
of currency.
If it is spent exclusively
to generate money
then that is all it will generate
quality and value of many
different kinds looses out
and slides away
until we are left with money
and little else.

Reinvestment is essential,
true for any organism,
Quality comes at the expense of time
time must be lavished
to generate deep quality
Reimagining "Time is money"
to mean simply
time must be paid for
and should be used wisely.

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