Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Will be away on holiday for the next few days. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving full of good food, family, friends, and of course, gratitude.

Oh yeah, and about that gratitude: with the dollar continuing to tank bigtime, and the seemingly infinite taxpayer-funded bailouts of banking crooks coupled with huge layoffs happening all over the country, it sometimes feels a little easier to be bitter rather than grateful.

So hey, check it out:

How Rich Are You?

We are obsessed with wealth. But we gauge how rich we are by looking upwards at those who have more than us. This makes us feel poor.

We wanted to do something which would help people understand, in real terms, where they stand globally. And make us realise that in fact most of us (who are able to view this web page) are in the privileged minority.

We want people to feel rich. And give some of their extra money to a worthwhile charity.

I'm the 294,782,609 richest person on earth!

Discover how rich you are! >>

This was a nice site to stumble upon. And while we shouldn't forget the extent of the wealth of the few and what is and isn't being done with that money, this is also a good reminder that if you are viewing this web site you are in a privileged minority. A reminder to be thankful for what you have and to share with the less fortunate, that riches are more than money, and that it is most important to live your life well.

Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.

Tao Te Ching

Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

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