ON WEALTH IN GIVING

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What if our idea of a wealthy person wasn't somebody who had a lot of value, but instead was somebody who gave a lot away?

What if we didn't dream of properties or holdings but instead, causes we could champion, or dreams we could make happen? What if our idea of philanthropy wasn't accumulating riches and giving away leftovers but giving no matter what and seeing all growth as more opportunity to give?

This is a romantic's idea, no doubt, but it's also not out of reach. Meet an OFW from any country sending 70% of his or her income to sick family members and you'll see. Meet the dentist I learned this idea from- he grew up on a Klamath Reservation where he was immersed in this value.

There's already a bunch of people living this way who impact a bunch of lives. And I think that sounds like the cooler goal.

Philippe Lazaroideal, ideal1