Who am I?
I am the basis of all wealth, the heritage of the wise the thrifty and the prudent.
I am the poor man’s joy and comfort, the rich man’s price, the right hand of capital and the silent partner of many thousands of successful men.
I am the solace of the widow, the comfort of old age and the cornerstone of security against misfortune and want.
I am handed down to children through generations, as a thing of great worth.
I am the choicest fruit of toil, credit respects me, yet I am humble.
I stand before every man bidding him to know me for what I am and possess me.
I grow and increase in value through countless days.
Though I seem dormant, my worth increases, never failing, never ceasing.
Time is my aid and population heaps up my gain.
Fire and the elements I defy, for they cannot destroy me.
My possessors learn to believe in me; invariably they become envied.
While all things wither and decay, I survive.
The centuries find me younger, increasing in my strength.
I am the foundation of banks, the producer of foods and the basis of all wealth throughout the world.
Yet I am so common that thousands, unthinkingly and unknowingly pass me by.
I AM LAND!!!
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