Yesterday I was intrigued by all the Twitter talk about “The Giving Pledge.” Since I don’t really watch TV here much, I looked it up on the internet and was pleasantly surprised to find so many billionaires pledging large portions of their worth to charities either during their lifetime or after they are dead.
Other people are apparently similarly interested as “The Giving Pledge” was the 79th most googled phrase yesterday and traffic on Philanthropy is absolutely booming.
Well, I don’t have billions of dollars to give away, but I really like the idea that people who do would consider giving it all away.
Of course, I’m sure it makes for better business while they are still alive. Being seen as a good-hearted person.
But, maybe this is a sign of things to come all across the world. Maybe people are tired of making money just to buy another bauble. Maybe it won’t stop at the billionaires, but trickle on down to those with less money, and more time.
Maybe our world isn’t such a bad place after all.
I’ve long been thinking about what I can do to make the world a better place, and I have a few ideas…some of them are already in practice.
What is it YOU would like to do, given your current situation? Aren’t there things we all can do, no matter where we are on our life journey?
Please share your ideas. They will inspire me and others to get out there and get things done!
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