It has more to do with pursuing our highest ideals and values. For instance, it might have to do with helping others— our family, our friends, our community—or making a contribution to humanity. It might have to do with advancing knowledge or creating beauty.
Your values may be very different from someone else’s, and that is fine.
But the question to ask is whether you are letting time go by in activities that have nothing to do with your own sense of what’s important. That’s what I mean by getting a good return on investment.
Dimensions of Mind