[Homestead] More on Gold
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Dec 31 08:37:09 EST 2008
> In a pinch what would replace our cow is not so much the cash
> stashed for
> that purpose, but rather our realtionship with a network or
> confederacy of cow
> people. If I asked, there are half a dozen people who would bring
> me a
> lactating Jersey on loan or to be settled up later.
> I mention this to emphasize that all forms of stored "wealth" are most
> certainly not equal.
The value of useful and dependable friends and community cannot be
overemphasized. Treating people around you as you like to be treated--
sincerely and over a long period of time--is indeed analogous to
putting money into a savings account. I see human capital as being far
more valuable than any pile of gold.
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