Picture this. Somesheep comes to you and bleats: ‘feed my sheep, I need help. All the clover in the meadow is grazed bare. Well.. the meadow is bare now, the clover is just eaten. I don’t have food now. My little ones are hungry.’

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So. There you are. You hear the pleading bleating. You heard the question of this sheep. You imagine the little lambs shivering from hunger. And you love sheep so much.

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So. There you are. You reach into your pocket. There you have a fifty-euro bill. You give him this bill. But you do not know that it is a counterfeit.

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Now this sheep hops down to grassy lane. He uses the money to get some dandelions. He also buys a little yarrow. Then he hops back to the meadow. There he feeds his hungry little mähs.

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Yeah, this is cool. Putting money to good use.

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Now the keeper of grassy lane has this fifty-euro bill, right? He sold the dandelion and yarrow mährchandise to the sheep.

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He goes down to the electric company. There he pays the general facilities bill with the fifty-euro bill. The electricity is also used for the fence around the meadow of the sheep. It keeps them safe from predators.

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Always a good idea, to protect yourself in some way or another.

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Now somesheep at the electric company has the bill. Later that month she goes to a store. She sees a wool sweater. She uses that fifty-euro bill to buy it as a present.

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It is her birthday. The sweater is for herself. As a present. And would you believe it, the wool comes from one of the sheep in that meadow.

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I like wool. And sheep. Birthdays not so much.

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The owner from the wool sweater shop now has the bill. She gives it away as charity to a homeless shelter. There they use the money to pay for food for the homeless. That day the homeless have chocolate sprinkles on their bread. They rejoice.

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Then the owner of the sprinkles factory goes to the bank. She  deposits the fifty-euro bill. But then the teller says: ‘I am sorry, I can’t take this fifty-euro bill; it is counterfeit.’

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Noo, wait, hold on, before you go on, this is not right.. look at what that money has done!

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It’s counterfeit. He can’t take the money.

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But.. but.. it has fed poor little hungry mähs, it provided shelter and replenishment.. What do you mean the teller says he can’t take it?

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 It’s counterfeit. He can’t take the money.

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But it has done so much good! Someone’s birthday… feeding homeless..

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It’s counterfeit. He can’t take it.

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It doesn’t matter how much good it has done, when it comes to the final deposit,.. not gonna make it.

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