Thursday, July 15, 2010

The best response to greed ever

Just look:

We are here to add what we can to, not to get what we can from, life.

-- Sir William Osler

I think this approach simply does not occur to a lot of people. Our consumer-oriented society reinforces in people the assumption that they ought to get what they can from life. It occurs to me that Osler's approach is much, much more fulfilling.


  1. Anonymous5:49 PM

    I so agree with this quote. I find that nothing gets me out of my selfish thinking faster than the question, "what am I doing for others" as a way to get me back on track.

    annie c

  2. Yes, I agree with it too. It is a very cheering thought. In fact it is very often a quick and effective way to stop a dark mood from overtaking you.

  3. Anonymous1:01 PM

    How very counter-cultural.



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