Giving credit where credit’s due

WELL DONE: How nice it would be to receive a simple thank you!

THEY say sorry seems to be the hardest word but ‘thank you’ is right up there with it, as is giving credit where credit’s due.

Our entire financial system today is built on credit and I think we’re all aware that we can’t stroll into a bank and demand our gold.

There is no gold, it all runs on credit, pieces of paper representing promises, many of them empty. So, in a way, we’re living credit, with middle-men charging exorbitant amounts of interest, which is payable on credit, to use their promises, many of which they have no intention of keeping.

The credit system is not working but this philosophy, this system, has become very much a part of our daily lives.

All we seem to do is worry about if we are getting our ‘money’s worth’ and if we’re getting the credit we deserve.

How many times have you done something expecting nothing in return, not even gratitude, but thought how nice it would have been to have received a simple thank you or find out later from someone else how your contribution had been appreciated; to know that you’d been given the credit where credit was due.

Over the past decades banks have given us all credit, not crediting us with the intelligence to realise that the small print would be our downfall. They weren’t wrong.

Too many people have taken out too much credit and are now considered as not credit worthy.

Others feel they cannot afford to give credit to others, often also taking credit for other people’s actions, achievements and ideas.

None of this is healthy, neither for humanity nor for our society. Such is the world today.

However it has been proven that if we recognise one another’s achievements and compliment one another we are happier and far more productive, something we can see right here in Marbella.

Here we have an incredible multinational and multicultural city and something very special, rich or poor we love Marbella and we do our best to live in harmony alongside one another.

This makes our city as about as unique as it gets, a mini peace on Earth in the making, something I’d say is very much to our credit!

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