Saturday, March 31, 2007

With Wealth (Should) Comes Responsibility

This is one of the most powerful -- and disturbing -- things I have ever seen.

At first blush, it seems kind of fun, and if you are anywhere near an average American, it is rather exciting to see how much better off you are than others.

But then reality sinks in and you realize that, in order for you to be so high.....imagine how much lower others must be.

From the website:
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.

Well done. And well-spoken.

As the old saying goes, "I felt bad because I had no shoes, until I saw a man that had no feet."

As we head into one of the holiest of both Christian and Jewish holidays, consider that fact.....and that God tells us, not to demand that the government or others take care of the poor, the friendless, and the sick......but that we do it ourselves.

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