A Loftier Ambition
By Steve Goodier
One woman says she bought a computer to help her figure her budget.
The first thing she learned was that she couldn't afford a computer.
Most people never feel as if they have enough money, and one of the
greatest problems in too many lives is financial debt. Earl Wilson
says, "Nowadays people can be divided into three classes - the Haves,
the Have-Nots, and the Have-Not-Paid-For-What-They-Haves."
Yet, since the beginning of time, people have been preoccupied with
ways to get or keep money. In fact, in The Old Farmer's Almanac of
Everyday Advice (Random House, 1995), editor Judson D. Hale, Sr.
lists a number of money superstitions from various cultures. Some
I suggest we file these tidbits of advice in the "Ways to get money
when all else has failed" folder. And it helps to remember that
"getting" money is not an end in itself. Those who try simply to
become as wealthy as possible have lost sight of what money is all
about. After all, one can earn successfully and still not live
Do you want to live successfully? Then look at what you do with your
money. Do you use your hard-earned resources to help others? Do you
gladly support organizations and causes that serve humanity? Is the
world a better place because of your possessions, no matter how
limited you believe they may be?
Henry Van Dyke teaches, "There is a loftier ambition than merely to
stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a
little higher." Regardless of how much we possess, there is always
someone we can raise up a bit higher. And in so doing, we find that
we will stand taller, too.
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