Quality and Quantity are two concepts that are majorly used in trading or business.
But do we just relate it to business alone?
Don’t you think they apply to life as well?
What’s the major difference between quality and quantity?
The main difference between quality and quantity is the fact that quality refers to the characteristic or feature of something(how excellent that thing is) whereas quantity refers to the numerical value of something.
I had a very bad experience about choosing quality over quantity sometimes ago.
That particular day, I decided to buy some foodstuffs at Bodija.
And you know, things are just really expensive these days. I love eating eggs especially fried ones so I always love to include eggs in my foodstuffs.
But it saddens my heart when I will buy just 3-4 eggs for #100 whereas I could have bought 6 eggs for #100 when things weren’t expensive.
Despite that I still had no choice than to buy eggs.
As I got to the market, just at the entrance, I saw a woman displayed her eggs in number of five…
I asked for the price and she told me #100. I couldn’t believe it. So someone can still sell 5 eggs for #100.
To me, it’s very cheap and plenty. I quickly told her to give me 5, paid and left.
I was really happy that I have 5 eggs instead of 3.
When I finally got to the hostel and wanted to fry the eggs, alas, the eggs were spoilt.
I mean the whole 5 eggs…
The smell was terrible, I almost vomited.
My hands and the plates I used were smelling of bad odour even after washing over and over again.
I wasted my #100 and couldn’t even eat egg again that day.
You know why?
I chose quantity over quality.
You will agree with me that I should have just bought the 3 good ones instead of buying 5 just because of the numbers.
As a vocational worker, isn’t it better to learn a trade and be the best at it rather than joggling among 10 different trades and not making waves at all?
Isn’t it better to pray meaningfully for an hour rather than praying for 5 hours without concentrating?
Isn’t it good as a student to read for 2 hours and understand what you read rather than reading just a paragraph for 5 hours?
Jesus lived for 33 years and lived to the fullest. His short stay on earth was really of great quality…
But Methuselah that lived for 969 years, what was said of him?
In every thing we do in life, we might consider quantity but let’s choose quality over quantity.
Remember: It’s not how far/much but how well…