Rooting for Roona – Curley Street

Roona is a one and a half year old girl born in a tiny village in the state of Tripura, a neglected corner of eastern India. She suffers from Hydrocephalus, a birth defect caused by a build-up of fluid in the brain leading to massive swelling of the head.
Her parents Abdul and Fatema lead a hand-to-mouth existence and struggle to take care of their daughter. Abdul is an illiterate laborer earning 150 rupees a day (less than US$ 3). Their trips to the local government hospitals were in vain as these were poorly equipped to treat Roona. Abdul and Fatema could not afford any better. After being told by doctors here that there was nothing that could be done for Roona they had almost given up hope.

Read more at http://rootingforroona.org/

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How do you value your time? The simple way

Time – it is the most valuable commodity you possess and consequently, the most valuable contribution you can ever make.  How then do you value your time? Well, the simple answer is… you cannot.  You cannot place a value on the worth of your time.  However, you can make some assumptions and then place a value.

Why is this value important?

It is important because it adds a sense of responsibility to every hour that you spend on work, leisure or anything really.  It makes you think about utilising your time efficiently.  It adds an opportunity cost element to your time.

How do you calculate the worth of your time?

While there are many ways to do this, we will stick to a very simple explanation for now.  To calculate this, you need to think about and assign a value to the following points:  Continue reading