D9: 86,400

What if You Won $86,400 Every Day for Life?

Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:
Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use.
However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.

The first set of rules would be:
Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
You may not simply transfer money into some other account. You may only spend it.
Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.

The second set of rules:
The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say,
Its over, the game is over!
It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right?
Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?

Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?


Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can't seem to see it.

Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us. What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost. Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time.... without warning.

So, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?

Right now I am reconfiguring my days to maximize my enjoyment...
Have a great night guys!
Chris out


Retta said...

Ooooh... I've read a lot of different approaches to Time. But not this one! Very jolting... 86,400 seconds... wow, I'll have to think about this. :-)

Joy said...

Wow Chris this is an awesome post! Time is a gift and I often don't make the best of it! Thanks for the reminder!

Keep focused!!!

Sheilagh said...

WOW that is a Wake Up Call if ever there was one!!!

Thanks Chris


Julie said...

It is so easy to spend the allotment given frivolously and not realize until it is too late the folly of our ways. The best investment of that time is in ourselves and family. If only I could make myself turn away from Once Upon a Time, RHOBH, and Revenge I would be such a better person (lol) !!! Thanks for the reminder of what really counts!

Anne H said...

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes,
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear.....
I am on a campaign to make every moment count.
Not so easy.
Good on ya!

Jennneil said...

Beautiful, thought-provoking post.
Thank you.