Be Valuable

Like many people, I’ve spent a fair amount of time pondering what really makes life work.  Such things as the Golden Rule are universal.  Beyond that I find meaning and purpose by following this mantra: BE VALUABLE

Do you want good relationships? Be a valuable friend and community member.
Do you want a great mate? Be a valuable mate and potential life partner.
Do you want money? Provide a lot of value. Sow, and reap appropriately.
Do you want to change the world? Be valuable.
Do you want a life of meaning and purpose? Be valuable.
Do you want to be a leader? Be valuable to your potential followers.

I also have a philosophy of true Value Economics. Value Economics means we ensure people have opportunity to sow and people reap appropriately. Wealth is great–as long as it is obtained by providing value and not simply by looting, using people as expendable tools, reaping by making others sow, manipulating people into servitude and debt, and hiding the truth. A truly justified economy is one that focuses first on QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.

When people find a sustainable way to provide value by merging their passions with the world needs, there is value. This may be business, charity, or avocation. In all parts of our life, quality can be found by providing value.

Life is empty thinking only of ourselves. A pen alone has no meaning. It is the paper that gives the pen meaning.  It is in providing value that we find meaning.

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