There is a lot of money that goes unspent. In fact it is so unspent that it is LOST.
I’m not talking about money burned down in a fire or whatever. I’m talking about money that still exists in the form it was created in, but is in a place where it will never be used again.
Take for example, a lowly penny on the ground. Pennies are worth less than the metal that is used to create it. Not only is this two cent piece of metal only worth one cent, but to some its not even worth keeping. It gets thrown away into a trash can or stuffed into an empty soda bottle and shipped off to a landfill.
How many thrown away coins are sitting in landfills right now? How much “accidentally” thrown away money is sitting somewhere never to be used again?
It is in my professional opinion that there is enough to take a damper on the economy. We’ve ultimately wasted resources to create things that are meant to be used, only to have them thrown away. How many millions of times would that penny have passed through hands? How many times would that torn up one dollar bill been passed through a stripper’s ass crack?
These are trying times, friends. We need to take a look at how we physically use our money. We need to make sure every penny is spent wisely, and not thrown away. We need to press our pennies into weird shapes at amusement parks for 50 cents. Avoid throwing pennies into wishing fountains that do not get cleaned out regularly. A lake is not a wishing fountain, do not throw your nickels and dimes into lakes. Instead, throw it off the Empire State Building, where it can implant itself into someone’s head, to be removed at a later date and spent on a Snickers bar by the doctor who just spent 8 hours in surgery trying to remove it.
We must not devalue the very thing that is tantamount to our culture — money.