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a pithy quote...

Monday, July 17, 2017
...read someplace and thought it worth saving and sharing:

"Don't educate your children to be rich - educate them to be happy.
So when they grow up, they will know the value of things, not the price."

I've been pondering this in relation to the man who resides at 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. and the appearance of wealth, how that family seems to be so focused on acquiring and accumulating. Well... no... not so much appearance: he is actually wealthy if you are judging material things. Lots of close family, who are very much involved in all his activities. Plenty of property that provides a considerable income. More than he could likely spend in several lifetimes. Many underlings standing by to fulfill his every need and want.

Giving the impression to many that their primary goal is getting as much in the way of material goods at they possibly can, with no regard to the possibility of negative effects on others. The adult children and relations seem to have learned the lessons well. Quite capable of  useing the many business and political connections to their advantage.

So many people in the world seem to feel that ownership of material possessions will create joy. The desire to have goods and financial resources appears to dominate our society, and the world in general. Stuff and more stuff. Just a matter of priorities, right?

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