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What Matters Most


I recently took my relative to the emergency room. I remember being sound asleep and my phone started to ring. I quickly recognized the number and said, "Uncle, is everything okay?"

"Ryan, I don't feel good. Take me the to ER."

My mom and I rushed over. In a few minutes, we were already heading to the hospital.

Sitting in the car, it was quiet. You could hear a pin drop. My Uncle grabbed my hand and said, "I think I'm going to die."

My Uncle started to rattle off a bunch of task for me to do if he didn't make it through the night.

"Sorry Ryan. Sorry. Uncle is old. This could be my time. Tell everyone how much I love them."

When death is imminent—or if you think death is imminent—what matters most?

Does it matter how much money make? Does it matter how big your house is? Does it matter if you drive a fancy car?

Sitting next to my Uncle, while in the ER, I quickly realized that "time" is the important thing. Time is something we can never get back.

Like investing in the stock market or purchasing real estate, time is the greatest asset. Why? It's often proven that long term investing will help you weather short term volatility.

Such in life, the time you invest with your loved ones could pay you big dividends in the future. We only have so much time in life. Make sure you spend it wisely.

-RO

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Ryan Oda (RB-23073) is a Real Estate Advisor with Forward Realty (RB-19423) in Honolulu, HI.