Two weeks ago we had friends from Belgium over for their holidays. We had a nice meal together and in the course of the conversation the subject of money came up. When I told them what the average salary in Crete was, they were shocked to learn that I worked for the minimal legal salary.
Then this week I received two e-mails from two different persons, one from The Netherlands, the other from Greece. They both included the same Powerpoint presentation. Chinese proverbs about money. You might have gotten them too. It’s one of those things that you must forward to at least 20 other persons, lest you wish risking being thrown in deep misery. You know the threats…
Anyway, I thought it kind of funny that this should come my way so shortly after we had this aforementioned conversation with our friends. So here goes, for all of you to enjoy.
WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A HOUSE, BUT NOT A HOME
WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A CLOCK, BUT NOT TIME
WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A BED, BUT NOT SLEEP
WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A BOOK, BUT NOT KNOWLEDGE
WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A DOCTOR, BUT NOT GOOD HEALTH
WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY A POSITION, BUT NOT RESPECT
WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY BLOOD, BUT NOT LIFE
WITH MONEY YOU CAN BUY SEX, BUT NOT LOVE
If more than 20 people will read this, I’ll become lucky, the message said. But I am lucky already. Now what? Oh whatever, as cliche as the above sounds, I subscribe to what is says about money…