Cyrus Rafizadeh
Cyrus Rafizadeh
Cyrus Rafizadeh





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Comfort vs Luxury (& Jealousy)

April 16, 2022 Thoughts

Everyone wants different things in life. Some people want “luxury things” while others want “comfort/fun”. It’s hard to have both, and it’s basically unfair to be jealous of other people (generally speaking).

I believe that Jealousy is actually frustration with misusing our own time. Please allow me to explain:
-If I’m jealous of your luxuries/assets = I’m frustrated in myself for not working more/harder (to make more money)
-If I’m jealous of your comfort/fun = I’m frustrated in myself I worked too much/hard (and didnt enjoy free time)
-Both sides may be jealous of the other, but really we’re just mad at ourselves for “mis-budgeting” our own time..

We both have 24 hours in a day, and we both have 168 hours in a week. What we choose to do with those 168 hours in a week determines what we get.

What frustrates me is when people who choose to apply their time towards “comfort” get jealous of people who choose to apply their time towards “nice things”.

Realistically, no person has any real reason to be jealous of other people, because what others have is the materialisation of where they invested their time.

Imagine I worked 30 hours a week and I enjoyed my free time with comfort/fun, and you worked 60 hours a week and sacrificed comfort/fun to make more money:
-Could I be jealous of your surplus luxuries/assets?
-Could you be jealous of my comfort/fun?
-Did either of us have more than 168 hours in our week?

One tip is, getting good at multi-tasking is a trick to create more time in the week, at the cost of absorbing additional pressure/burden. Usually, hard working people have figured out how to create shortcuts which create time, enabling them to be more successful.

But in the end, we all have the same 168 hours in a week, and can only be mad at ourselves for misusing our time — we cannot be mad at others for how they invested their time!

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