Benji invested in Stock Good because it’s IP ratio was good compared to its debt. Stock Good climbed then quickly fell and and all was lost. Benji’s friends said, “You picked the wrong stock. You need Stock Better.” Benji did due diligence and picked Stock Better, which climbed, climbed, and climbed until it fell.
Benji quickly got out and made a small profit. His friends said, “You should have gotten out quicker. You should have made more money.”
Benji researched Stock Best, found it sound, and bought it. Stock Best quickly rose until Mr. CEO Without Ethics announced, “Sorry, we lied about our third quarter earnings. Our numbers were a fraud…but at least I have my Ferrari.” Stock Best crashed.
Benji was heart broken. The friends said, “Your choices are sinful. If only you knew about the stock market like we do. You’re a fool and a loser.” Benji was diminished, hopeless, depressed, and full of shame. Perhaps the friends were right. If only he had made the better choice, like choosing Road Direct instead of Road Fun to get to work, or Bed Sleep instead of Bed Snooze, or Church Seriously Serious instead of Church Hike In The Woods.
In a state of diminishment, Benji sat in silence and noticed his arms hurt. With his eyes closed, he could see attache cases in each hand. He opened his eyes in shock, yet saw nothing in his hands. He closed his eyes again and using inner vision like a person awake in a dream, he looked into the contents of the attache cases. What he found was astonishing. Each time the friends criticized him, he saw a holographic version of himself giving a handful of cash to the friends. When the friends received the cash, the friends gave Benji a middle finger salute while laughing.
After Benji’s inner vision ended, he decided to change everything in his life. He changed jobs. He decided to be Authentic by investing in Business Win-Win, flirting with Girlfriend Beautiful, upgrading to Impeccable Friendship 2.0, befriending mankind, and buying House Authentic. And this is the story of How a Man Gave a Handful of Cash to his Friends When They Judged Him and how it led him to making authentic choices in which he loved every choice he made.