Thursday, January 8, 2009

Quote #41, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?

Here goes blog quote #41....

"No one has yet had the courage to memorialize his wealth on his tombstone. A dollar mark would not look well there."

-Corra May Harris-

This is a face-slapping quote. Kind of snaps you back to reality of life, like a huge rubberband.

This made me think of all the importance society puts on money, "building wealth" and achieveing "success".. whatever that definition might be . It also made me think for a good 10 minutes or so... what is it that I want said on my tombstone(epitaph)? It sums up your life, what you stood for, what you believed in, extremely pithily.

In the end, money is just paper. Income creation/wealth is one piece of many that makes up a human being. I'll never forget the line that I heard from some doctor of nutrition... Look at the wealthiest man you know and a janitor. Both of them look exactly the same, when in the hospital with tubes coming out their mouths. The point is money isn't the end all. It isn't the answer. It's importance is small compared to other things such as what kind of person you were. How compassionate were you to others? Did you spend as much time as you could with your kids? Are you leaving the earth better than when you arrived? You get the point.

So... what will be your epitaph?

That's my view.....WHAT SAY YOU?

1 comment:

Madeleine said...

My Tombstone....
"She wore different colors socks, laughed a lot and belived in Angels."
Who needs money when life can be so fun. Money is just an energy that comes back when you need it. The more we think about what we do NOT have the less we perceive we have. The more we KNOW we have the more we get!
Maddie