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Time or Money: Which Is More Valuable?

Updated on July 10, 2013

Money comes and goes. Time just goes.

And always remember, time is a gift from God. Money is made by people.

I've seen people crammed for money in order to survive. I've heard many people answered for money to this question. Is money really that valuable?

They say money is the answer to all life's problems. Money will make their life easier and comfortable.

Yes, and that is true.

But if you we’re given two choices, what will you choose? You can have all your time without money or you can have money but just in a span of time?

But think of it, many people searched for money their whole life and by the time, they have it, they spend it again to regain their health that they have squandered in search of these earthly treasures.

They looked back and say “Where is my life?”

And only wished they could just turn back the time they have missed.

They’re too weak now to enjoy everything and use all the money for treatment fees and bills. They have millions, but can you buy your past with that? I don’t think so.



If I were to choose, what will it be?


I think I will choose time. Time is much more valuable. With time, you can make more money, but with money, you can't buy time. Even the richest person in the world cannot buy his own past.

Time is money, if we only how to use our time, then we can have the money we want. There is no shop in this world that offers transportation back to the past.

Speaking of time, it flew so fast, like grains of sand on your hand. If you cannot make the most of these sands on your hand, it will drip and then when you know it, it's already gone.

Time is perishable. We are given 24 hours a day to use time on all useful things that could also benefit our own future. After the 24-hour period, God will give you again another 24 hours to use. But choose to live on those 24-hours with happiness and no regrets. For the lost 24 hours will never be carried over the next day.

Time is precious gift to us from God. Make it valuable and waste it wisely. Spend it on useful things.



© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Isenhower, what a great and amazing point of view and I do agree with you completely.

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      Bobby Isenhower 4 years ago from Crothersville, IN

      Time is def more valuable than money. Anyone can make a lot of money if the think they can do it they can. Anytime you think something it can come true you just have to put that thought into your head everyday which can sometimes be hard to do, but no matter how much you think about getting more time, you cant.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you so much for your kind comments Pamela :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I agree. Time is more valuable than money. I liked your hub as it brought the message home in a well-written, to the point article. Well done.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Carol, thank you so much for giving an answer too. :)

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      The bottom line of course is time..I like both. Thanks for sharing this interesting hub.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you, that was very kind! heheh :)

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      sankari.nayagam 5 years ago

      I believe I wasted my time wisely by reading your hub! Nice thoughts came at the right time when I needed it.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you for your answers too Rajan! I think everyone of us has different meanings and value for time and money too. that was fun reading all the answers!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I think time is money unknown spy. And as you say if we have time we can make more money. But one has money then one squandors both time and money.

      Great thoughts. Time can get you money but money can't buy time.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Ann! What an amazing point of view you have here. I respect your answer, this is just amazing and I hope everybody will get your message here. Thanks Ann!

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Interesting viewpoint, us. I heard someone say one time he'd rather be rich because he could hire people to do the things he would have to normally do, which would then save him time. Be that as it may, God gives us both time and money and expects us to use both wisely.

      Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not one of these people that think if you ask for it and pray for it, God will automatically make you rich. I do believe that God gives us everything we need.

      King David was rich, but loved God more than riches. That is what made him richer than all the silver and gold. That is also why God blessed him - because his heart was right.

      Money can be valuable if it used for God's purposes.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hello Teaches, Darren.

      Thanks for reading, and thanks for the answers too :)

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      darren0clue0 5 years ago

      Time is definitely important, if you know how to manage it, you'd make money.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I voted this way up for the beauty of your thoughts and inspiration. Time is a gift and used wisely, will provide value to your life. Thanks for the thoughts that have challenged my thinking today.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Michelle, thank you for your answer too :)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      There'd be little money if there was no time to make it...so I'd choose time too! A wise hub, Spy! Enjoyed it, and voted up and away!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yes Gypsy, 101% right.. use time wisely then we can make more money. all those successful people have wasted their time in a very promising ways.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you Ruby, your message is much appreciated.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thanks KJ for the taking time to post your message too.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Guess you're right. Moeny and time goes hand in hand in order for people to survive.money comes and goes..it will come again after you spend it.but yesterday's spent will never be replayed.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Daniel..I did not say money is not important.. It is important, can buy you a few days too but not your past. But what im stating is which is more valuable..not the only vauable in the world. money is valuable too.

      thanks for the opinion :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Great and interesting hub. I do believe your right because time is never on our side. If we use the time we have wisely we can also make money.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Larry, I knew I could count on you on this one! Thanks my friend for the answer..

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thank you Deb, that was the best :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hehehe Kashmir, thanks.. i think if they have the money, they have all the time too.they;re born with all the money they need and dont need time to look for it, unlike poor people who badly needed a penny for food :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thanks for your honest answer mmsu. Nice meeting you too.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      J, thanks for stopping by, my ever loyal supporter :) hehehe thanks J :P

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thanks for the kind words quicksand..wish we did!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Suzie, thank you for the choice. I think we all do, spend time to make money. that's the essence..we need time to make monwy :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Time is so precious, the only problem, we don't see it when we're young, maybe that's the way it's supposed to be..Loved your message..Cheers

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      Unknown spy...very interesting hub...making good use of time, by thinking smart can lead to more money...remember it's not necessasarily what you do but how you do it....I really enjoyed you take on this subject !

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Interesting question Unknown spy! So many answers and perspectives. You summed it up, money is made by people and time is a gift of God. I really think that God didn't want us to end up like we are now, money being involved. This is a question that can be debated forever. Even so, without either, you can't live. Time is money and money is time.

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      danielabram 5 years ago

      Interesting dilemma: while time can make money, money can also buy time. Also, time can be wasted or spent efficiently just like money. I don't think it is an either-or situation. I think they feed into each other: buy time by outsourcing tasks, and time will buy you money with hard work.

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      Larry Wall 5 years ago

      You gave the universal answer to your question of choosing time or money.

      Money is replaceable.

      Time is irreplaceable.

      Very thought provoking. Voted up.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I vote for time as well, and with it, merely to be surrounded by nature to write about and take more photos of it. That would be a life made in heaven for me.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi M. Very awesome and well written hub ! I wonder what a rich person answer would be to that question??? I rather have more time than more money !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      mmsu 5 years ago from Pakistan

      A good answer is both.Both are required to balance both=D

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      M,

      Definitely time for sure M! Awesome hub with some great points, thanks for sharing!

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      quicksand 5 years ago

      Those who are unwell need money to buy time. I wish I had more money to buy every single one of them all the time they need.

      Peace to all.

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      suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Time is precious to me. I spend too much of it working to make money to pay the bills. What a convoluted circle. Great Hub!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Jan, thank you.. i would also rather choose time to spend it to the ones i love. Thanks for visiting :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Absolutely right Graham! thanks much!

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      What a fab way to get the word out that money is far from everything. I woulde choose time any day. Never had a huge amount of money and not too bothered if I never do. What I do have is my lovely family and that's all I need. Oh yep and Hubpages!

      Nice one truly enjoyed.

      Jan

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi US. Time without doubt. Money one can get, time one cannot. Very good question.

      Graham.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hello deergha..yes your are right.. thank you for reading!

      take care, God bless :)

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Time is much more valuable then money. We can earn back money but we can not at any cost earn Time back. So as you said above one should waste time wisely. nice hub .....up voting and sharing as well.