Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. (William Bruce Cameron, American humor columnist)
Cameron may be a humorist, but his comment here can carry a significant message. So much of what people count on (money, jobs, emotional fulfillment) can be taken away with devastating consequences. The more secure and trustworthy foundations are often things that can’t be measured or counted: love, faith, hope. These you can count on.
Now these three remain: faith, hope and love (1 Corinthians 13:13).