Thursday, September 30, 2010
The kids in suburbs or the kids in the slums of Dhaka?
[photos from Adbusters magazine]
Wealth is not nearly as important as social networks. Children in the suburbs are losing the freedom to explore their world due to protective parents who are fearful of traffic, strangers, and other worries.
Happiness and economic growth are independent. Perhaps we should invest more in relationships than growing our portfolios. After all, what would you rather have on your tombstone: successful businessman, or beloved father and cherished friend?
I learned this phrase from the relatively poor people of Costa Rica: Pura Vida (pure life)!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Many of us will have the opportunity to meet our great-grandparents and great-grandchildren, a timespan of seven generations in our lifespan. All of our decisions should be based on the impact of the seventh generation into the future. This is our legacy.
"What about the seventh generation? Where are you taking them? What will they have?"
[photo taken at the Bruce Peninsula National Park Visitor's Centre]