Live well not wealthy

 In times of challenge, people rediscover what is truly important.

Decades of marketing had us thinking we wanted stuff, we wanted wealth, we wanted it all.

What we’re rediscovering is that, at its core, life is about people.

When people work together, share community and respect each other, we all do better.

There will always be people who are wealthier, but if they’re smart or encouraged, they’ll remember each day that their success is built on the efforts and strength of regular folks — hard working people. So they’ll share too, and use their positions to help the world, not just themselves.

The prosperity and legacy of every person, wealthy or not, is interwoven with those around them.

Let’s be the ones who look and see those really needing help.
Let’s be the ones that share their time, skills and appreciation.
Let’s be the ones historians point to and say:

“This is when we figured out that people matter most.”


Live well not wealthy

A poem by Rob Hueniken, 2012-Aug-04 

We’re on our way, to spend some time
with friends and family.

We’re sharing life and being part
of our community.

We may not have every single thing
but we laugh and dance and talk and sing.

We’d rather share than hoard and boast.
We know that people matter most.

I’m sitting here, on leather seats.
I have a cushioned ride.

I like that I have more than most.
It is my source of pride.

I know my Mom thinks I’m a jerk
for putting people out of work.

But it makes me rich. It’s what I do.
Could I really live like you?

Live well, not wealthy.

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