The truth about money

This morning I came across the following food-for-thought hanging in an office at Georgetown University. It is so well put and true to the bone, that there’s no need for further elaboration.

“It is said that for money you can have everything, but you cannot. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; knowledge, but not wisdom; glitter, but not beauty; fun, but not joy; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; leisure, but not peace. You can have the husk of everything, but not the kernel.” (Arne Garbog, Norwegian writer)

Further reading: Garborg, Arne (1920), “Um Pengar”, URL: http://www.aasentunet.no/default.asp?menu=1140&id=2846 (in Norwegian)

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