Could Twenty Dollars Change Your Outlook?

Money…We all want it, but no one wants to talk about it. I find it fascinating how people from all over the world look at money differently. Some are obsessed by it while others scorn it. Some are desperate for more while others have so much that they don’t know what to do with themselves.

No matter what your opinion of money may be, the truth is, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. As young adults it is essential that we learn about our finances so we aren’t doomed to be controlled by them. For today’s blog I want to share with you a lesson I came across from an unknown author.  While I'll admit this is a little unconventional, it serves as proof that we can ALL learn something from taking a closer look at the way we view our money.

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A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. "Who would like this $20 bill?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this." 

He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" He dropped it on the
ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?"

Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No
matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. 

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still
priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by ...WHO WE ARE.

You are special - don't ever forget it."

Until next time,

Austin