There are many things I like about Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project. One is that she reviewed a lot of literature to explain or back up what she said. She included a lot of good quotes in the book. This one, by Gertrude Stein is my favourite: “Everyone has to make up their mind if money is money or money isn’t money and sooner or later they always do decide that money is money.” The peculiar nature of money and how people view it is shrewdly expressed.
I have an idea that we can perhaps say the same about time. “Everyone has to make up their mind if time is time or time isn’t time and sooner or later they always do decide that time is time.” I certainly hope that this blunt attempt of mine in no way blemishes the beauty of the original sentence.