Take stock take stock and then take stock

Posted: October 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Anyone, who has worked in the retail profession knows what stock is and how important it is to, take stock. A stock is goods or merchandise kept on premise that can be sold to customers. It is important to not sell an item that one does not have on premise. A customer should not leave a transaction without a product. It seems obvious but, there are moments when a retail profession has taken the money and not had the item promised for the money. How does a business avoid this? A business should take stock or “do inventory”, a business should take stock often.  Taking stock is so important that, many of the new cash registers take stock after every transaction by diminishing a stock count.  So the stock is taken at almost every ring of a register and stock counts are still off. To get a real stock number a physical count must be made. This physical count is called an inventory and it is a pain but it has to happen it is very important. Often board of directors will set up an inventory schedule for a retail chain. That’s how important stock is.

I have heard the term taking stock used in reference to people and the universe. Who are you? What do you have? What do you do? How do you fit into the universe? These are the questions you may find answers to when you take stock. Taking stock requires quieting the mind and meditation. The religious will call it prayer. Taking stock will humble you, why? Because we are very insignificant!

Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Those that have lived through hurricanes earthquakes and other disasters may find it easier to understand how small humans are. Humanity is great but it is small. Scientists tell us that Red Sea Urchins live to be over 200 years old. Humans are lucky to make 90 +.  I am not telling you this to bum you out. I am telling you this so that you take stock. Look do not live like you have 1000 years to be significant do something for someone else today. Something kind and nice. Life is short and you are too small to waste time being a jerk and hurting others. Taking stock should make us realize two things. 1. we have a limited time here on earth and 2. we only have each other and earth. I hear people say things like “I only care about me” and I wonder why they don’t realize what native Americans knew for years.


Peace john3c

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