I was driving to the gym this morning, I heard a DJ commenting on advertisers dropping a cool $3 million on a 30 second commercial during the Superbowl today. If you could price time your time, advertisers would pay for it. Although I’m no avid football lover, I’ll watch the game because it is a quintessential American bonding moment. An estimated 100 million people will be watching the game. When the clock reads 6 p.m., millions of Americans will be settling down in the most comfortable lazy boy, pizza nearby, and a beer in hand.
After the verdict has been called and (my prediction) the Steelers win, will we all be wondering if it was worthwhile to waste three/four hours glued to a TV set? Does it make it worthwhile if we know that millions of others will be doing the same? Time is a precious commodity, and I hate to waste my time on activities that won’t have a return. However, I often underestimate how valuable laughter and fun can be. It’s easy to get trapped into the cycle of work and daily life, but if we don’t smell the roses or eat the pizza, our journey would not be as rich.
Therefore, I must head off to a Superbowl party, because even a non-football fan can enjoy the Superbowl on a beautiful Sunday.
How are you spending your Sunday?