Worth its weight in gold
- Silver linings inside clouds
- Compare things to gold or silver
- The average person, doesn’t own any gold or silver…
“Worth its weight in gold,” “Every cloud has a silver lining” you’ve heard these sayings many times, but what exactly do they mean?
What’s worth its weight in gold; a person, a situation, a possession, or something more intangible? When you compare something to gold what exactly are you doing? You are giving it much more worth than it possibly commands. Same way with the “Silver linings inside clouds.” That is easier to understand because after every cloudy day or rain storm the sun returns.
Over the centuries, it has become popular and common to compare things to gold or silver that aren’t necessarily physical commodities. We would say that the commodities worth having and possessing are worth much more than gold or silver. After all, can you eat gold or silver, or even spend it when currencies crash? If you have gold or silver to sell and paper currencies are worthless what would people pay you with to own it? You would probably consider trading these precious metals for food or water.
Now, how much is gold and silver worth and how much of it would you have to have in order to feed your family? Most average people don’t own any gold or silver. However, they may possess certain traits or talents that become tradable commodities in an emergency situation. A person who can fix mechanical things is in high demand when the money has no value. A talented person can always trade or barter for the services or commodities they need. It’s looking like the person you are and the talents you possess are the real commodities and currencies that will sustain you in trying times.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That just because you own gold or silver doesn’t mean that you are rich.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because recently you have seen both gold and silver seriously correct from their highs. This shows you that markets are manipulated and the worth of precious metal tends to go up and down in large swings.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Look at the talents and things that you own that could be considered valuable commodities when an economic crash does happen.
COMMENTARY: It’s short-sighted to think that having a storehouse of any commodity that will be in high demand when everyone else is suffering, is something that you can depend on to sustain you. Under such dire conditions, you would want to help others not profit off of them. So, while certain commodities can be a great hedge against falling currencies that only works in a functioning economy.