I go bananas over bananas

I love bananas and as a runner I have grown more fond of them as they are the only think I can get into my stomach when the legs are sore and the tongue is thick in the mouth. Towards the end of 2019, a work of art as a banana taped to a wall was sold at an art sale for $120 000… USD not Zimbabwean dollars.

Maurizio Cattelan an art world prankster also known for creating a $6 million 18-carat-gold toilet that he named “America,” bought this banana from a supermarket in Miami. When they asked him what it symbolises, he said nothing, the banana is supposed to be a banana. He did say that the angle it was taped to the wall and its placement in the booth were all carefully considered. For what it is worth, Cattelan did say for the last year he bought a banana every time he travelled and kept it in his hotel to find inspiration.

Actually, there are quite a few correlations between bananas and money.

Cattelan being inspired by a banana might seem “artistic” but we are all inspired by money. We depend on it, carry it around with us, ever hopeful to change a few bucks into thousands. Yes, you can do the high risk get-rich-quick schemes out there but you can also start to invest in the stock market the wise way and maybe, not within a year, but definitely over a period, you should be able to show growth!

Did you know that bananas float in water, due to their density being comparatively less. When the flood comes and you are stranded in a boat, do you have enough money in your emergency account to keep you afloat until the earth below you becomes land again. Having an emergency fund with 3 – 6 months of savings in it can go a long way on a very rainy day.

Did you know that bananas are actually classified as a berry? Huh? I know, hard to believe. I always imagined berries to be small and food for squirrels - eaten with their front teeth whilst eyeing you from the side lines. A squirrel eating a banana… well there is a trick! The cash in your hand can actually be classified as an asset, it all depends what you are going to do with it. If you spend it on consumables it becomes an expense but when you buy assets it is seen as an investment.

Thanks to its oil, rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite (or other bug bite) will keep it from itching and getting inflamed. Mosquitoes love me. I don’t mind if they drink every drop of blood out of my veins but do they have to rejoice about it every time? It’s that high pitched bizzzzzzzzzzzz. I always feel mosquitoes are very cruel. They celebrate while you are in pain and agony… so in your face! When you are in agony and pain, money can bring some relief! Some of the time… it depends of course on the situation. Taping a banana peel to your head and expecting it to cure your headache probably won’t fix anything!

51% of bananas eaten, are at breakfast. I think you should work out your money recipe before the month starts. Don’t wait for mid-month to decide how you are going to get through the month. Peel, Blend and Drink. Plan, Spend and Save.

Bananas can help lower blood pressure and protect heart health due to high potassium and low salt content. If you invest your money at a young age, you should not have to worry about your retirement. This will help a lot with your blood pressure and heart issues in old age.

Bananas are also known as a mood enhancer because they contain the amino acid tryptophan and Vitamin B6 that helps the body produce serotonin. Love doesn’t make the world spin, money does. It can create such a high when you have managed to pay off the debt, banked a 30% profit on a share or can retire with ease because you ate your bananas every morning for years.

A vrot banana makes a beautiful banana bread… enough said!

But NO bananas mean no bread. You can do something, anything with even a little but nothing with nothing at all, so you must save your bananas. Save for rainy days or for your retirement. Save to survive comfortably! Save your bananas and invest your money. 

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