Investing in the Greatest Asset

Or how to use today to make yourself relevant in any future context.

Adelina Vasile
5 min readJan 13, 2022


Photo by Mathieu Stern on Unsplash

"The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be." — Paul Valery

We used to think money solves everything.

That was back when we lacked money. When getting our hands on it seemed like the solution to everything.

Now, money is no longer the problem. Money is everywhere.

Sure, it is not fairly distributed…

10 percent of the richest people in the United States own almost 70 percent of the country’s total wealth. As of Q1 of 2021, the top 10 percent held 69.8 percent of total U.S. net worth. The top 1 percent held about half of that wealth — 32.1 percent, while the next 9 percent held approximately another half at 37.7 percent. The bottom 50 percent of U.S. residents only held 2 percent of all of U.S. wealth. (

But what is fairness anyway?

The thing is, money is floating around.

Those who have the most of it are no longer interested in how much money other people have. How much money you have. They'd rather know the kind of contribution one can bring to the table. You can bring to the table.

Today, there's something else that can make you more relevant than your bank balance.

To count tomorrow, you would better invest in something different today. A currency that makes all the difference. Knowledge.

Why knowledge is more relevant than money

People with money don't need more people with money.

They need people who know stuff. Who can help them grow their money even more. And who can be trusted.

At a certain level, it stops being about how much money you have. The game, though still a "numbers" game, shifts focus on how much you can multiply it.

You may have one million, two, five, ten. Doesn't matter. It's still just a number. One that can turn into nothing in a jiffy.

Your value outplays your money when you know how to take whatever you have and multiply it again and again.



Adelina Vasile

Mother, educator, journalist, copywriter. I write about the things I need to learn myself. Check my Substack here >>