In the parable of the talents, the slave who hid the talent was not frivolous, nor ignorant. He also knew the commercial value of the talent and his responsibility. For this reason he carefully guarded the talents, he hid the treasure his master had trusted him with. He did not just hide it, but dug a trench, a deep ditch, and put in the treasure there to be insured.
And indeed, it turned out that his appreciation was right, because no one could find and steal the hidden treasure. But he was not justified, not because he did not hide the treasure with due diligence – as it turned out he correctly assessed the risk of theft, but because the purpose of granting the treasure was not preservation but increase, the proliferation of the initial capital. Indeed, the description of the parable from the Evangelist Luke specifies that the treasure was given for trade, i.e. to enter the stock exchange and not the trench.
The tragic end of that servant, as described by the evangelists, forces us to turn to the exit towards the world of values and not the safekeeping of God’s gifts.