Eons in the past, there existed a metropolis by the identify of Babylon, nestled between the hills and dales of Mesopotamia, and fed by the Euphrates river. The town was the cynosure of all eyes-a metropolis so affluent, that even as we speak the identify Babylon conjures up awe.
Babylon was special-very particular, as a result of the residents adopted the foundations of wealth. Nonetheless conceitedness of their exalted standing set in, and what was construed as their energy turned their weak spot, ultimately resulting in their destruction.
A sequence of invasions throughout the ages lastly lowered the town to mud, the sands of time lastly obliterating the remnants. A couple of excavation websites in present-day Iraq uncovered a part of the glory of the previous. They left behind a wealth of data, within the type of clay tablets, recovered from the excavation websites of Mesopotamia.
A couple of of the tablets, and their interpretation from ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ by George S. Clason, suited to present occasions – is as follows:
1. ‘Part of what you earn is yours to maintain’ – interpretation – you pay your self first, then the others.
2. The treatment for a lean purse:
a. ‘Hold away 10% of your earnings’ – in as we speak’s parlance, save, make investments, and multiply your wealth.
b. ‘Management your bills’ -2016 interpretation-avoid costly designer garments, consuming out steadily, many holidays should you can not afford them, and extreme bank card spend.
c. ‘Multiply your wealth’ – in different phrases make investments.
d. ‘Guard from losses’ – present knowledge – don’t make unsafe investments.
e. ‘Guarantee a future earnings to supply for rising age, and the safety of your loved ones ‘- how?- by investing a hard and fast quantity month-to-month, permitting it to multiply over time, and placing away money for emergencies.
f. ‘Construct expertise’ – quick ahead to 2016 – improve your information, and study new bankable expertise – the world is altering consistently – should not you?
3. To draw good luck, benefit from the alternatives offered to you because the ‘Males of motion’ are favoured by the ‘Goddess of Good Luck’ – onto 2016 – they are saying, genius is seeing what everyone seems to be seeing, and taking motion on what nobody else is taking.
4. ‘Recognise what you aren’t acquainted with’ – don’t get into one thing with out studying about it – time-travel to 2016 – steer clear of Ponzi schemes, do your due diligence, examine earlier than you make investments, and should you go into enterprise, study all of the facets of the way to run one, earlier than plunging in.
5. ‘Higher somewhat warning than an awesome remorse’ – Don’t gamble within the monetary markets, get an training first.
6. ‘Don’t be with out satisfactory safety’ – sounds fancy?- in as we speak’s world, it will imply being adequately insured.
7. ‘The place the willpower is, a method may be discovered’ – 3000 plus years down the road, the interpretation for this one hasn’t modified, and isn’t going to alter millennia later.
Throughout one of many invasions, the invaders (a) diverted part of the Euphrates river to cut back its depth, and (b) tunnelled underneath the partitions of Babylon, to assault the inmates who had been celebrating a spiritual occasion of their occasions.
Message (a): Circumstances can change, therefore have a number of sources of earnings. In case a tributary of the river dries up, the opposite tributaries will maintain you. Don’t put all of your eggs in a single basket. Don’t depend upon another person to your monetary safety.
Message (b): Hold your eyes and ears open for monetary information that may have an effect on you. Don’t be caught unawares-like the traditional revellers of Babylon-do not let somebody pull the rug from beneath you. Recognise the issue as an issue, and don’t want it away-tackle it head-on. Don’t be in celebration mode. . . particularly when there’s a drawback.
Ultimate Message – Circa 2016 to the unforeseeable future: A phenomenal life, and monetary safety shouldn’t be held by a single strand. Have a number of choices. Your monetary life is determined by the choices you search for, and the choices you might have.