Easy Come Easy Go

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The richest in the world lost most money after the pandemic swelled their wallets. From Bezos to Zuckerberg.

Readily won and readily lost, as in Easy come, easy go that's how it is for Jeff or Mark when they play the stock market

This phrase states a truth known since ancient times and expressed in numerous proverbs with slightly different wording 

An ancient Chinese expression from 400 B.C. has a similar meaning: quickly come and quickly go. People use this expression to express two different things. The first is consolation after losing something that was acquired easily, such as gambling money. In this situation, it means don't worry that you lost that.

Lightly comelightly goquickly comequickly goThe adverb easy was substituted in the early 1800s.

According to FORTUNE published reports, throughout the pandemic, corporations and billionaires raked in record profits, even as millions of people lost their livelihoods, watched loved ones pass, and felt the sting of sky-high inflation.


Truth be told, I tend to lose my wallet a couple of times a week, but the money inside is not worth losing sleep. As far as giving credit where credit is due... Here is a final one for you... Aaron Barker and Dean Dillon wrote Easy Come Easy Go. 

Only in America, expressions of LONG-AGO back in the old days find a financial gain thousands of years later for a couple of guys.

Easy Come, Easy Go- P/V/G Sheet music – January 1, 1993  Aaron Barker and Dean Dillon (Authors)