Sometimes, it is wise to sit down and ask yourself : Do you really need the money? What will we use it for? Will it be productive, will it create work and wealth, or will it just be frittered away? Or, will it just stay in the vaults, costing interest and giving comfort of feeling it's there but the worry of paying the interest and fidgeting what to do with it.
When I hear that the Greek banks have 12 Billion Euros sitting in their vaults, it must be a feeling of mixed envy... What could the banks customers do with all that money, it could breathe life into the economy...
Some of the richest people in the world are said to have financed their empires on borrowings, I am sure there are a lot of enterprising people in Greece who could borrow that money and create wealth and work.
That sort of money can unleash a lot of creativity in people, making films, buying a movie studio, investing in a bank....Investing in the Greek bonds, and reducing the interest rates on them...
After enjoying a glass of wine, it is good to get down to the shipyards and the factories and textile mills, and see what could be done to breathe life into the economy. Money, notes and coins are just inert matter when they sit in the vaults, but in the hands of people, it gets the machinery moving, the wheels turning, the restaurants and everything buzzing. "Help wanted. Vacancies. Now hiring." and such signs go up...Boom times are ahead!
May the symphony of Recovery play for Greece.