The time test

How do you decide if something’s worth your time (or not)?

Ask yourself some questions.

  • Will it make your think?
  • Will it make you money?
  • Will it make you emote (feel joy, sadness, etc.)?
  • Will it be something you vividly remember in five years?
  • Will it satisfy some primal need?

Each of these questions is a¬†sufficient condition. So yes to any of them means it’s worth your time assuming one thing: It doesn’t hurt your relationships with your friends or family.

What does that mean?

Aimlessly scrolling social media, working too much, watching sports alone, etc. are probably not worth your time.