Time is money or money is time?

Hi everyone, I have watched  a film called”In Time”.And I come out with following ideas.

Time, is not the one controlled us, but the one pushing us so hard to make  us realize that being alive is important.

I am thinking we can use a large amount of coins, or anything can represent wealthy and able to be blinked to do a coins dropping, and at the same time, we use the flashlight  to make the reflection, and the whole performance’s inspiration is that, we are living in the world which takes money to maintain the life we are spending.

We used money to buy food to prevent hunger; We used money to buy water to prevent thirsty; We used money to buy many things to build-up our own personality, but where do we get the money from? Our parents? Jobs? Stealing from others? or time?

We spend most of the time to study so we can achieve a well-paid job; We spend most of the time to work so we can achieve a better life. But who is the one pushing us to study or work so hard? The school? Family? or time?

So, I am thinking our group work can give people a question to let them think that time is money or money is time?

 

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One thought on “Time is money or money is time?

  1. Thanks Shirley, it’s a good question! It’s interesting to think about the different ways that time is made into something tangible. Assigning a financial value to units of it is obviously very common but when you isolate the idea and think about it, it seems a very bizarre concept. Last time we met and discussed this idea I think we talked about ideas of materiality versus imateriality, (Rob had some interesting ideas on that I think). It might also be interesting to think about it in terms of Karl Marx’s ‘Labour Theory of Value’ and Baudrillards consequent theory of sign-value?

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