i.n.v.e.s.t.m.e.n.t.f.o.r.l.i.f.e
 
the first investment       investment is    
  is health.       delayed gratification,    
    second is education       deferred consumption,    
    formal and informal.       not eating the seed corn,    
    third is family       saving for a rainy day,    
    of living and unborn.       forward-looking    
    fourth is community       intentional    
    of mind and spirit.       disciplined    
    fifth is humanity       continuous,    
    in all its cultures.       in any coin of the realm,    
    sixth is the world       shells, metals, fiat  
    with all its creatures.       or universally—compassion.
 

 

Coins of the Realm


          ambition
           beauty
            compassion
             contact
              courage
               creativity
              eternity
             enlightenment
            energy
           forgiveness
          gentleness

                                          grace
                                         gratitude
                                        happiness
                                       harmony
                                      honesty
                                     honor
                                      integrity
                                       intuition
                                        joy
                                         kindness
                                          knowledge

          love
           loyalty
            patience
             peace
              revelation
               serenity
              sharing
             tranquillity
            trust
           truth
          wisdom

the numeraire is compassion.


Numéraire [nymere :r]. 1. a. (Of coins) Legal. Valeur n., legal-tender value.
   2. s.m. Metallic currency, specie, current coin. Payer en n., to pay in cash.
   Harrap’s Modern College French and English Dictionary, 1973, Scribner’s.

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