I am a zoomer, you may have heard of us — self entitled, spoiled and good at tech. I recently graduated from high school, attended university and entered the workforce. If you have done any of these things in your life then there is a good chance that you’re a human, and this article is relevant to you. Although this writing is tailored to younger demographics it still applies to everyone.
I’ll begin bluntly: you are operating your life at a loss — surprise! Now let me explain. Time is money and money is time, literally. Every day that you go to work you trade your time and energy for yet-to-be-redeemed credits of other peoples’ time and energy. This technological innovation is called money.
As a zoomer, I have many daily purchases and some life goals. I buy a coffee most mornings and one day I would like to own a house. I also have a savings account full of yet-to-be-redeemed credits. If I choose to not redeem (spend) these credits immediately, then they continuously lose value. With every second that goes by, the morning coffees and that future house get more expensive. As a result I’m able to ask less and less of other people’s time. Why is that?