Why stealing time is not a crime

We live in a society that values money ahead of time.

Society doesn’t consider stealing somebody’s time as a crime. Nobody receives penalties for showing up late, making people wait or calling pointless meetings. Steal somebody’s money, even a pittance, and you can land in jail.

Yet, a recent study has shown how people who value their time ahead of money are happier on balance – even when you correct for how wealthy they are.

‘Time is money’ is a cliche. But you can’t really say ‘money is time’. While you can easily trade your time for money, it isn’t as easy to do the opposite. Doesn’t that already indicate what we value more?

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