We do our time like pennies in a jar
What are we saving for, what are we saving for

from The Bravery – Believe Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Again, this shows how mundane life can be if your only purpose is preparing yourself for heaven. You end up just getting a little closer to what you believe will be heaven, but keeping with the pennies theme, it’s possible you did all that work for nothing (if there’s no heaven).

These seems to contradict the idea “a penny saved is a penny earned”. If you treat the small moments in your life like pennies, and just save them up instead of doing something, the pennies don’t add up to much and your life feels unfulfilled. Don’t give your life meaning based on what some god tells you to do, find your own meaning.

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