“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.”
– Mother Teresa
So many people who have money know easy it is the watch numbers tumble up and down, as digits on a screen, ineffective of much except for paying for household goods and condo payments. Giving money is no big action, it’s just a ticker that counts down a couple of digits, only to increase the next payday.
However, as anyone who has ever felt anything real in their whole lives can attest, caring is the emotional investment that really makes a change in our best selves. Money can buy a lot of great things for people who need it, but real love can foster the kind of change the people deserve: Mother Teresa changed lives; Bill and Melinda Gates are changing lives, the people who can afford to care are the people who create the most change.
So what will you do?
Will you watch the ticker of your personal wealth oscillate up and down like a train departure board, or will you invest a part of your best self to impart the kind of change some individuals out there really need? Will you spread the cash, or spread the love?