Saturday, November 12, 2005

Why are you here? Will you be remembered?

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
- William James

Today people travel around the world, as tourists, to see work that was done lovingly and with great skill by people who are long dead, but not forgotten. Then they return home to build nothing for the future, instead accumulating as much wealth as they can as quickly as they can.

So they can die rich and shortly thereafter be forgotten.

Some children today know little about the lives of their own grandparents, and have little interest in learning more.

The grandparents wonder why. Then they blame it on television.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to help each person give meaning to the lives they live.
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