December 5, 2015 · 6:30 am
Thank you New York Times and Arthur C. Brooks who is a contributing opinion writer and president of the American Enterprise Institute.
This editorial in the Sunday Times perfectly captures the way I feel about the buying, buying, buying insanity that hits this country every year at holiday time!
In this article, an interview actually, Brooks hears these words, “There is nothing wrong with money, dude. The problem in life is attachment to money.” from his interviewee (who, himself is a bit of a surprise).
How do you break it? How do your children take the break? Easy on both counts per Brooks. Stop collecting things: start collecting experiences.
And there it is.
So, with many thanks….please read this article and pass it along if you want to make a start at changing the “things” you are attached to and beginning to enjoying the holiday season in a whole, new way.
Source: Abundance Without Attachment – The New York Times
September 10, 2011 · 6:51 am
The dismal state of the economy is apparently our fault – all of us middle class, taxpaying citizens who have been laid off, fired and unable to get a job are part of the problem.
Gail Collins of the NYTimes, apparently.
We may be to blame for the current state of the economy but Collins offers some pretty solid advice for turning the economy around.
We should all stop looking for the bad news – like the applause from a Texas crowd when Presidential candidate Rick Perry mentioned the 234 people executed in the Lone Star state. We really need to start looking for good news which Collins says is everywhere.
Collins belongs up on the Satirist Wall of Fame right beside Cervantes, Frank Zappa, Mark Twain, Juvenal — and all the other great chroniclers of their time whose wit and insight have helped all of us make it through yet another day in which we are cast as the reason the sky is falling in.
Wars we can’t afford, bailing out billionaire stock brokers and CEOs who don’t deserve a dime, denying climate change and speculating the cost of gasoline up to $4.00 a gallon have nothing to do with where we are now. It’s you and me and our negative attitudes.
So toss off the shroud, read Gail Collins and go out there and find all that good news that is waiting to be shared! Really!! Really???