“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Pretty all encompassing. We spend so much time equating wealth with money as bean counters add and subtract their losses. Piles of money stashed away they couldn’t possibly spend in a lifetime. Other than providing things (necessities not with standing) it won’t keep you warm at night or give you love affection and all the other “intangibles” that keep us going.
Having “more” of something isn’t necessarily worthwhile.
On the other hand, how can you count the immensity of graciousness, love, compassion, care, giving, being their to comfort a friend or loved one during times of distress, poor health, or suffering a loss?
Can one count the import of sharing ideas thoughts agreeing to disagree while holding your own though the idea may not be popular with anyone else or even understood?
What of the countless hours teachers give to students, dedicated doctors nurses give in assisting in making us well? What of the janitor who cleans office buildings, schools who takes great pride in what he/she does?
What of the simple word or phrase given at a moment in time (whether we’re aware of it or not) that has a positive impact on another?
I have to agree with Einstein on this one, whole-heartedly.