February 6, 2008

Privileged to Give
























My mom had me read an article in Marriot Alumni Magazine about how being a giver in society will help make others happy and will also help you be happy as well as more rich in the end. A great read. Here is an exerpt:

I didn't believe them for the longest time. When you study economics you learn that you have to have money before you give it away. But every entrepreneur I've ever talked to said you've got to give it away before you can have it. John D. Rockefeller was famously quoted as saying in 1905, "God gave me my money to use as I see fit for the benefit of my fellow man." He believed that if he did not do so, God would take the money back. In other words, he thought he was rich because he gave.

I feel that I fall under the giver umbrella but I always feel I fall short in that area. This is a very thought provocative article, take a looksy here. Just scroll down to, "The Privilege of Giving." The picture is of Dr. Will who helped create the Mayo Clinic. He encouraged young people to find their vocations and make a contribution to society.


4 comments:

Carolyn said...

Marleen, what a great post! I especially like the exact excerpt you mentioned about GIVING money away...

...um you have my address right? You can just make it out to Your Favorite Sister-in-Law.

Jadi said...

I loved this article. I have always believed this! Thanks for sharing it.

Darleen said...

Great post and very important in these times when people are so selfish. Maybe I can help change the Eastern mentality.

Kathleen said...

A great idea to spread the wealth! Pass the idea forward!

Love, Mom