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A Better Form of Life

One of the reasons why I love to spend time in good conversations is because it really takes me out of my little world and shows me the diversity of life and ideas that surround me in the people in my life. One thing that does not often occur to us is the fact that there are so many different ways to live life.

Consider the following example: the perception and experience of a small boy in a village in Africa is vastly different from a successful CEO in New York City. The surrounding contexts in which these people grow puts a chasm of separation in the way each of these two view and experience life. The gap is so large that it is hard to imagine that these two live on the same planet. And that is just one comparison. The world is full of millions of different cultures and languages and peoples and ways.

There are so many ways to live life.

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The Richest Man on Earth

What does it mean to be rich?

We live in a world that comes at us with every thinkable and unthinkable answer to this question. Most of it boils down to luxury and possessions. A solid career, financial freedom, a comfortable living – these are the things that most often grab at the joy-hungry hearts of the people of our time. In the midst of this cloud of attraction, it is often times difficult to think of this question apart from all these pretty and attractive things that surround our lives.

But, in the end, what is it that truly matters most?

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