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    On Mar 31, 2014 Ganoba wrote:

     Some random thoughts.
    Money by itself has no values. Making money, accumulating it or spending it are value less activities in themselves. Value is added when it flows. A thriving business would pay attention to cash flow.
    Money represents resources; external resources like land, machinery, technology etc. and internal resources like human potential. These add value when they are managed well that is when they are utilized in a productive way.
    Time is not like money or like any of the other things. Time is. It is an existential truth. We are so caught p with objects and activities that we do not understand it at all, just as we do not understand the value of being silent and still and being playful. Time is an immeasurable. It is not an object that travels, fast or slow.


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    On Mar 31, 2014 blessings wrote:

     Love your thoughts!  Thank you.

    A random thought, on my end:  When my son did some time with the Peace Corp, I was amazed at the number of people who just sat/stood around for hours on end.  There were a multitude of things that "needed doing", from my perspective, in looking about.  My son simply said, this is what they do/what they know.  Beyond making sure the fire was going and that there was something upon it to eat and drink, their daily cares were minimal.    
    Interesting too, it was important to the people, my son served, that he use his time and resources wisely.  The people CLOSELY watched his every move. . .  "like a hawk".

    It is important we use the Golden Rule not only with love, but also in/with time and money:  Expect from others what we expect from ourselves.    


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    On Mar 31, 2014 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

    Well said. When I was in India, i had similar experience with wonderful American peace core volunteers.

    Thanks.

    Jagdish P Dave
     


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