Vitamins for the Mind 23

Assets and Liabilities..

Accounting standards define an asset as something your company owns that can provide future economic benefits....

Cash, inventory, accounts receivable, land, buildings, equipment -- these are all assets...

Liabilities are your company's obligations -- either money that must be paid or services that must be performed....

Don't mind the big grammar above...

The school of 'hard knocks' define an asset as anything that brings money into your pocket...

While a liability is whatever takes money out of your pocket...

Don't get me wrong, we are not doing the business of accounting here but the business of life...

Everything we do or say and every person we have in our lives could be an asset or a liability...

We do a balance sheet to determine the viability of a business, to assess potential investments, and to determine financial strategies....

Business is business, right?

Well,life is a business too...a big business..

The most important business..

if that’s messed up – everything is messed up....

God created death and life to test us [as to] which is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving...

Whatever you do with your life that positively adds value to it here or in the hereafter is an asset...

Whatever you do with your life that adds no value to it here or in the hereafter is a liability..

Your friend, husband, wife and children could be assets or liabilities based on the above parameter of adding value or not...

...Indeed, among your wives and your children are enemies to you, so beware of them...

Your material possession, your hustle, even this device you are using to read this could be an asset or a liability...

Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and God has with Him a great reward...

You are a liability to your spouse, for instance, if the thought of you brings an instant frown to their face and an ache in their heart....

On the other hand, you are an asset if you bring a smile, a glow and quickening of the heart when you come to mind...

Are you a weight or a lift to your community?

Liabilities always demand and always take while assets always yield a return and always give....

The likeness of a righteous friend and an evil friend, is the likeness of a (musk) perfume seller (Asset) and a blacksmith (Liability)...

As for the perfume seller, he may either bestow something on you, or you may purchase something from him, or you may benefit from his sweet smell...

And as for the blacksmith, he may either burn your clothes, or you may be exposed to his awful smell....

Are you are perfume seller or a blacksmith?

The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind....

-HGF 
14/07/17

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