Things Cost Freedom
I use to be careless with money. I would buy all kinds of stuff I didn’t need or really want and thought nothing much of it. It’s only money after all.
I came to realise that money is in fact a sacrifice of freedom. For every dollar I earn I have to give up a bit of my freedom. I give this up by sitting behind a desk, doing work, when I would probably prefer to be doing something else. Every purchase I make costs me freedom. That $4.50 cup of coffee or $120 pair of jeans. They didn’t cost mere money they cost my freedom. Freedom I cannot get back.
I think by looking at money this way one puts more consideration into the way they spend. Are these ‘things’ really worth the sacrifice?