“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde
In this modern world, it is easy to get caught up on valuing things based on the monetary value, especially while in full swing of the gift giving holiday.
We think we are getting ‘bargains’, when we leave our loved ones before 3pm on Thanksgiving to get a ‘deal’. You may know the price you want to snag, but what is the long term cost… financially, socially and environmentally speaking?
We must stop and think about this concept of price versus value.
Can we really put a price on clean drinking water and fresh air? We can live without a TV and oil, but we can’t survive without clean air and water.
We can survive on cheap processed food, but we can’t thrive on food that is loaded with chemicals and has little nutritional value.
Going beyond our basic physiological needs, can we put a price on integrity, authenticity, cooperation, kindness and love? If we compromise these innate character traits for money, then we have lost value in ourselves.
Here is a great video showing so much value in something that is being advertised as FREE. To get the full effect, watch the entire 3 minutes and 40 seconds.
How about you? Do you focus too much on what things cost? Or do you value the things in life that can’t be monetized?