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The Cost of Sanity
Have you ever had a housing project where you thought you could save money by doing it yourself? I know I have. In fact, I built a house in Southwestern Colorado almost single-handedly for that very reason. One thing I learned during that season of my life was the value of my sanity. I like to save a buck just like the next guy, but when you save money at the expense of your personal peace, are you really saving in the long run? Many of us have more time than money, so we’re often okay with the thought of losing a little time if we believe it will save us a lot of money. Who wouldn’t agree with that?
With all that said, let me suggest that there are some areas in life where the DIY (Do It Yourself) attitude may not be worth the cost. Here’s an easy one: Brain Surgery. We all know this is expensive, and we’d all prefer not to pay the tens of thousands of dollars, but who would risk the loss to their peace of mind (no pun intended) or their life by taking the matter into their own hands? We could come up with ... more
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