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Poll: What is the most invaluable asset in your life/work?
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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Mar 1, 2016

I'm not comfortable with absolutes ("the most...").
Having just had an all-clear after a CAT scan, I'd place health pretty high on the list...


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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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Everything Mar 1, 2016

That's what makes people's lives, work and the earth evolve.

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Chie. I  Identity Verified
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Country background in terms of size of economy Mar 1, 2016

For work will is important because I am very sure everyone would leave me if I quit working and stay at home just reading books:q


One of the most valuable could be education I received and home/environment I was raised
- the disaster is just in-imaginable if the family member discouraged you from reading as you grow up.


Also I was re-reminded of peaceful internet environment when we experienced a huge earthquake nearby and explosion of nuclear powerplant by the sea back then, or neighbouring country threated to launch a missile/take over scattered islands.

Just a September lightning and severe thunder could stop me from turning on PC for the sake of avoiding serge!


To top of it all, honesty and integrity of everyone I work/live with is the most important in business and life.
I can not take non payment happening all the time.


---Edit---
Come to think of it no one wants my language pair if Japan had weak economy + no ability to purchase or sell products.
I really need to thank my people, too! I know it is unfair for languages with smaller number of users.

I do not want to regard my working environment as fragile rather than stable but I also have to admit I am very lucky in this situation.



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Armorel Young  Identity Verified
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Health Mar 1, 2016

I'm with neilmac on this one ... but then having a roof over my head, not having to spend my days collecting firewood, fetching water from a distant well or worrying where the next meal is coming from, living in a reasonably free, stable and secure society and not having financial worries all rate pretty highly too. Makes you realise that there are a lot of things we take for granted before even beginning to think about the rest.

[Edited at 2016-03-01 09:18 GMT]


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Teresa Borges
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Health Mar 1, 2016

I'm also with Neil on this one... Without health, all the other assets are virtually meaningless!

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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
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Other Mar 1, 2016

God - state of the world - health - and then all the rest!

[Edited at 2016-03-01 10:27 GMT]


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Odile Stuart  Identity Verified
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Asset Mar 1, 2016

I wouldn't consider Love as an asset. Love goes beyond that.
However I find Knowledge an asset in terms of objectivity.


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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Private life and work Mar 1, 2016

Should be separated, though this may be hard for some including myself to do at times. So, my answers are different.

For work - knowledge, since my customers are paying me for my skills and what I know. As for my private life - well, that's private and nobody else's business.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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It depends Mar 1, 2016

In my private life the people I love come first, though I wouldn't call them an "assest", being much more precious to me than a mere assest.

In my buiness life it's knowledge...and good clients.

[Edited at 2016-03-01 13:19 GMT]


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Chris S  Identity Verified
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Other Mar 1, 2016

Electric bread knife

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Chris Mar 1, 2016

please can you give us a link to show us your bread knife?

Can it cut home-made bread just out the oven?


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Klára Kalamár  Identity Verified
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Other Mar 1, 2016

peace of mind and harmony

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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Where's the “Everything” option? Mar 1, 2016

Yasutomo Kanazawa wrote:

That's what makes people's lives, work and the earth evolve.


I agree. Yours is the most Zen answer of them all.


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Sandra& Kenneth  Identity Verified
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Health Mar 1, 2016

The ability to enjoy everything else.

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