Finders, Keepers?- Message on a Bottle

While walking on the beach you stumble on a valuable object buried in the sand — say, a piece of jewelry or an envelope full of cash. What do you do with it? Under what circumstances would you keep it?

I woke up early at four in the morning and decide to take a walk at the beach in front of the resort, I wore only my sandals and robe and being some cash in the left lower pocket. Soon my feet touch the sand, I felt like walking on bare foot rather than in sandals with sands inside it. Not after a long time, perhaps only 8 minutes walking, I stumbled upon a used transparent beer bottle. I took it up because I see there is something inside the bottle, a cutted paper and an old $5 bill. Out of my curiosity, I tried to take the paper inside, but I took over 15 minutes to do it due to the small mouth bottle design. Finally I took it out with a thin tree branch lying on the sands. Then I read the paper:

‘2 July 1993’
“I am sending this message from the shore of Waikiki beach to anyone who find this message. You may not know who I am or why I am sending this message to you, but please do follow your passion in life. Money is not everything, family and friends are. Here’s a $5 bill for you, use it for the goodness of mankind”

That’s a strange experience, right? It may be a fiction, or not, depend on how you see it.

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About Kevin

Kevin is a global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market. He began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
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