Air Beneath Your Wings

"Economic life is about people finding and using their abilities to meet other people's needs." This is borne out by the logic of accounting, that expects everyone to be valued for what he offers and to manage his affairs profitably, so that he builds capital out of serving others. This 'own capital' becomes the air beneath his wings, the 'lift' that enables his ideals and his initiative to become grounded in an economic life in which goods meet our material needs, while capital matches our aspirations. No wonder that young people, when asked to design a currency for the world, typically show united humanity on one side and shared resources on the other.