You don't necessarily betray me; it's just that you don't work very hard for me. Now I am asking you: Can you please generate a reasonable return?
It feels that I work so hard to preserve you, but you are comfortable with doing nothing. Lounging around in my wallet, in the piggy bank, or anywhere else that doesn’t make money is no longer acceptable. Your complacency is disappointing in our relationship. Can’t you work just a little harder? Please? I go the extra mile at work to get the promotion so I can preserve you and provide you with more friends. I work hard every day to acquire more of you, but you are not willing to do anything for me. Something must change. Now I am asking you to return the favor.
If I put you in a better environment, would you work harder for me? Your paltry return of virtually nothing in the savings account is offensive. In fact, the inflation demon is slowing eating away at you. Maybe you think I am impatient. Well… that’s partially true. But I can’t wait a billion years for you to double at 0.000001% per year! Perhaps I haven’t provided you with opportunities to grow. Please accept my apologies. Let’s make a mutually beneficial agreement. I will henceforth put you to work in the best system ever created. You will become my loyal servant in the economic machine of the great USA and world economy.
It will be adventurous. There will definitely be some ups and downs but I will be with you every step of the way. This adventure will take you to new places—both domestically and abroad. Wherever an opportunity exists is where you must go. You will learn to work in other languages and adopt new customs.
All I ask from you is that you consistently become more over our long friendship. You will find opportunities that no one else will find. I understand that you might have some bad days or bad years. That’s to be expected. However, you will need to pick yourself back up when these bad times hit. Don’t panic. Remain resilient in the face of adversity. Don’t give up on yourself. Don’t give up on me. Just go to work and work smart. This journey will not be easy but it will definitely be worth it.
When I become too old to work, can you then take care of me? This seems like a reasonable request. I will take excellent care of you for the first half of your life. You will be placed in an environment that will make you successful over time. Growing and making more money will become natural for you. When I become old you will then take care of me. That’s what friends do, right? I am now setting you free from the savings account prison. Inflation will no longer drag you down. Now get to work and never stop!