A “downside” of a world-wide medium like the web is the pervasive assumption that there is some objective “right” set of ideas, standards and values which are appropriate no matter where the web reaches.

[…] Part of Westernization is the importation of institutions that reify the Time Is A Resource and Time Is Money metaphors.

Cultures in which time is not conceptualized and institutionalized as a resource remind us that time in itself is not inherently resourcelike. There are people in the world who live their lives without even the idea of budgeting time or worrying if they are wasting it. […]

From Philosophy in The Flesh - The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought. My emphasis.

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