Everything in the world is exchanged at the same price, if you think you get the words from free items, it’s too “naive”.
People often say: “There is no free meal in the world, no dumplings fall from heaven.”
Want to be able to enjoy a good quality life, you have to work hard. Want to wear a pretty dress, you have to pay to buy it. Want a good job, you must work hard and invest in specialized knowledge. Anything always comes with the price to pay. Rarely anything is completely free.
At the bank, some people often ask the staff: “When I send money here, do I get free deals or gifts?”. Of course the answer is usually “Yes”. For long-term loyal customers and large value deposits, banks or offering relatively valuable gifts every important Tet. As for small customers, they can also get less incentives. However, who is gifted but not happy? However, if these gifts are really free, the answer is obviously “No”.
Normally, the promotion campaign of a certain brand when launching free products has a limited number, want to own, you have to put effort and time to line up, win. But with the time it takes to line up, you probably have made more money than many free products get in your hands. Then will we still benefit?
A lot of people will answer, “I don’t lack anything, but only every time.” Is it really true that every day, we only have 24 hours of equal time. Only the way we use every minute, every second in our 24 hours, decides how to affect future lives.
Time is always very cold, assertive, but very fair. We can’t manage it, arrange it, or go back to fix a problem. We also cannot see its value until it is no longer valid for salvation.
When your time begins to be valuable, you will find that free things become expensive. Successful people always make use of every time value to make their achievements more developed.
A few years ago, when billionaire Bill Gates continued to maintain the richest person in America, it was calculated that every year he earned an amount of 7.8 billion dollars, one day he earned 20 million USD, and only in 1 second is 250 USD – an extremely large number. Therefore, if Bill dropped 1 USD, he would not pick it up because the time to collect made him lose 4 seconds ie wasting his extra $ 1,000.
There is a term in economics called “opportunity cost”, which refers to the value of what you have to give up to choose another thing.
For example, in the evening, you originally planned to study English, but suddenly felt tired and switched to gaming. So the biggest price you spend on entertainment is foreign language knowledge. From this point of view, it can be seen that playing games and learning English has the same value for you so you can easily trade two things together.
There was a story on this story: A man was invited to eat a family buffet, so he decided to fast from the previous day to “spend the stomach” for the next day to eat more. In the end, it is true that he eats more than he really does. But right after that dinner, he suffered from abdominal pain due to digestive problems, had to be hospitalized quickly and lost several million VND for treatment costs.
In the same way, many people around us also pursue things that are labeled “free”, but exchanging opportunity costs is calculated by time, emotion, health and relationships. There are times when a seemingly cheap thing makes us pay a very expensive price.
So, when making a choice, think about the actual cost you have to spend on choosing in the present. Not everything is not good, people using free services are losers and we need to have a clear consideration between benefits and harms from both sides.