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We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
-- Buckminster Fuller


Saturday, June 22, 2024

Richness that endures

A new toy will not bring new richness or meaning to your life. That’s up to you, your work, your commitment, your time, your effort.

You swipe, you tap, and it arrives at your door in eighteen hours. Three or four hours later it’s not nearly enough, and you find yourself wanting more.

It’s all so efficient, all so fast and affordable. But there’s more to life than quick and cheap and easy.

Kids used to be obsessed with Santa Claus because he would come just one day a year. And they’d have to behave themselves that whole year through, or he wouldn’t come at all.

Maybe it wasn’t the toys he brought that made Santa so beloved. Maybe it was the meaning and specialness he gave to those toys, because he made you earn them and wait for them.

Keep on investing your time and effort, honoring your commitment to a purpose that transcends the shallow, fleeting desires. What you’re earning by doing so is a deep and satisfying richness that endures.

— Ralph Marston


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