How do you spend your life capital?


Imagine that you have a bank account where someone every midnight deposits € 1,440. You can use this money just the way you want in the next 24 hours, but after the day has ended the remaining money is withdrawn and you will never get them back.

In such a situation, you would probably have thought carefully how to use this money in the best way possible to give you, your family, your friends and others you care about the greatest possible benefit, satisfaction and joy. You would probably not have appreciated, if by midnight they just disappeared without having given you anything of value. You would probably also not have liked to waste them on something that was not important to you.

Of course, you do not have such a bank account, but you have something that is even better and more valuable. At the beginning of each new day, you have 1,440 new and completely unused minutes in front of you until to spend the best way you can until the next day begins. It’s up to you how to use them. You can choose to use these many minutes for something that gives you and others joy, for something useful. But you can also choose to spend this amazing gift at the front of the TV or worse by doing something that will hurt you or someone else.

To make a habit every evening to consider the day that passed from the point of view that it was filled by time that will never return, could help us choose a richer life.

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Author: Karl Ekdahl

International public health leader and creativity blogger.

5 thoughts on “How do you spend your life capital?”

  1. I aboslutely love this text. The content, its length, the motivation that it inspires.

    You should write more texts of this length. Sometimes less is more in the sense of impact (and reaching more people)! Your content is so good and so very important for today’s society! I will open another blog someday soon to repost things like this.

    Cheers for your day there! X


    1. Thanks Anna for your very kind and inspiring words, which made my day. As for the length, I may disappoint you with today’s blog post which was one my longer. I still hope though that you may find something of value there.

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      1. Oh! I like long texts (and books), too! But today’s average readers don’t.

        My point is, you’re good at short ones. The shorter a text (or a story) is, the better written it has to be to create impact.

        You nailed it!

        Will read the long one tomorrow. 🙂

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  2. Good point. Already in 1656, Blaise Pascal wrote “I only made this letter longer because I had not the leisure to make it shorter”. Short is indeed beautiful, and I will indeed try to take time to also occasionally write some shorter texts. 🙂


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