The fun vs. cost scale

By | 6th February 2017


This is a great concept I discovered online – allocating a number to experiences:

Fun x cost = fun value number

The number will vary as you are in different life stages, so just because you were doing something in the past it’s ok to move on to other things as your priorities change.

For example, I used to fly light aircraft – this was great fun, but primarily I was working towards a commercial pilots licence.

As I moved on from commercial aspirations, the fun vs. value number couldn’t be sustained so I stopped.

It’s ok to do this, sadly many people continue with things that aren’t rating as highly on the fun scale instead of stopping when they were still having fun.

You should regularly evaluate your experiences to see if they still rate as highly on the fun meter or if there is something else that could give you greater enjoyment.

As we all have limited resources, it’s important to maximise your enjoyment of them.

James McBrearty started his own business from scratch in 2006, to help the self-employed.

He helps people to escape from the corporate world and shares his thoughts here on the changing world of work, technology and personal finances; as well as the occasional travel post.

Over the next 10 years things are going to change significantly. James is a follower of frugality and minimalism; and an advocate of F.I.R.E. to minimise the coming disruption.

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