Money said loudly, “I don’t care what you say, I’m the
most desired, the most sought after,
and the thing that every man,
woman and child on earth wants more than anything else in the world.
Therefore, I am number one.”
“Nonsense,” replied Sex. “People lose more sleep over me than they do
People will kill for me, and have for thousands of years,
even before you were invented.
People will kill for you too but not as
much as they will for me. I am the greatest.
If you were to develop a
scale of one to ten you would no doubt be a ten but I would be off the
I’m at least a fifteen.
You may be necessary, on occasion, to
get me, but without me you are useless. Therefore, I am number one.”
“You’re both mad. Let me tell you something Sex, and you too Money, if
you’re going to fight over which is top dog, give it up, I win hands
Money and Sex looked up from the play board. Their eyes locked for a
A sly smile played with the lips of both of them. The warm
breeze, that caressed the group,
seemed to increase and a dry leaf
fluttered by Sex who flicked it away with a thought.
quizzically at Relationships who stood steadfast, armed by the belief
that the pair arguing couldn’t be more wrong.
Finally Money spoke. “You have got to be kidding. What makes you think
you’re more important than I am?
What good are you without me? For
that matter, what good is anything without me?”
Before the answer came, Sex broke in, addressing Relationships. “And
what about me? They can have me without you.
As a matter of fact I
believe that more people have me without establishing you then ever
No, you won’t convince me.”
Relationships sighed before speaking. “It was always that way. Not
only you two, but many others as well feel that you are the important
ones but consider this,
I represent the goodness and satisfaction of
the general community. Imagine a world without me.
Imagine a world
where not one single person had a friend, or even an acquaintance.
That world would be a cold and frigid one.
You both are important,
although I would hesitate to place you in a hierarchy position, as age
would definitely change that, but you are nothing without me.
Therefore, I am number one.”
“Baloney.” a voice rang out. The three turned to the newcomer.
“You all are nothing without me. Did anyone ever get a thing done
without me? No.
“Could anyone have a good relationship without me? No.
“Could anyone enjoy money without me? No.
“Could anyone enjoy sex without me? No.
“Without me you want solitude.
Without me you bury your head in a
pillow and let the world go by.
Without me you don’t care a whit for a
And as far as you go Sex, without me people wouldn’t
even be able to spell your name.
Without me there would be little, if
“Money without me is useless. A dollar, or a million dollars would be
all the same without me.
“I am number one. Always have been and always will be.”
Money, Sex, and Relationships looked at one another sheepishly. They
could not argue with the newcomer. They knew the newcomer was right.
They were all useless by themselves, or together without the blessings
of the newcomer.
The newcomer stood up, stretched and yawned. Walking away from the
group the newcomer stopped and turned before going out in the world to
dispense the commodity that all desired above everything else.
“Don’t feel badly my friends. You three are loved by one and by all.
But remember always. You are wanted. But I am needed.”
And with that, Health and Wellness walked off beyond the hill and into
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