The Magic of Money

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Time Is Money!

Paul Chong
Perth/Christmas Post 2016

Have you heard of the story of money performing magic? Money once set to use, flows, circulates & energises all economic activities, increasing its value manifold making the world go round.

It is the month of August; a resort town sits next to the shores of a lake. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.
Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town. He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 dollar bill on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the butcher. The Butcher takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the pig raiser. The pig raiser takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel. The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the town’s prostitute that, in these hard times, gave her “services” on credit. The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 dollar bill to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 dollar bill back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything. At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 dollar bill, after saying he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.

No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.

Money is that convenient means of exchange for goods & services. Money can be earned. All of us have equally about 40 years of economic life to become financially independent.. Sadly in the end a lot of us would miss our financial boat in life.

However, we must be able to spend the money earned; otherwise it’s no good to us.Once a very rich man died leaving his will & making his widow promised to bury him with all his worldly possessions. When asked by her friend after the funeral if she did keep her promise to her dear departed husband, the widow answered, “Yes I did. I wrote him a cheque to be cashed in his next life.” Amen.


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