Monday, June 10, 2013

Why Do We Need To Be Rich ?

Today's post is based off some of the lyrics from the Song Of The Day which is "You And I" by Ingrid Michaelson.

In the song, there is a repeated refrain of "let's get rich and ..." followed by a variety of statements of things the singers would plan to do once they 'get rich.'  Their motivations do not seem to be all that selfish ... buy our parents' homes, give everyone nice sweaters, teach people how to dance ... but I wonder ...
why do we need to be 'rich' to do great things for other people?

Sure, you can make the argument that having plenty of money puts a person in a position to do lots of nice things for lots of people.  But often, kindness that makes a difference in this big world comes down to small acts that often don't cost anything but time.

A smile as you pass someone in the hallway at work.

Helping a friend with their 'To Do' list.

Letting someone cut in front of you in heavy traffic.

Sharing food with your kids or friends
(except McDonald's french fries ... let's not get out of control here).


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