Reader comment on David Korten's passage ...
On Jun 5, 2011 Conrad wrote:|
Thank you Somik for the opportunity to respond. My first impression is that when each of us is our own master, living with and among other masters, we will create a democratically accountable money system that operates as our servant and not our master. The Buddha, Gandhi, Jesus, and others such as Francis of Assisi have shown us a way. Francis of Assisi said, it is better to console rather than be consoled; to love rather than be loved; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born. When each moment we realize, with William Penn, that "we are passing by this way but once, and any good, therefore, that we may do, or any kindness that we may show, to any human being, let us do it now. Let us not defer nor neglect it for we shall not pass this way again." Occasionally getting ripped off by some person or organization may not be bad since our intention is to take the risk of helping someone who is in need.
Martin Seligman's new book, "Flourish," shows us how to flow and flourish with much or little money. Warm and kind regards to all.