The central theme in business today (and in many other aspects of life) is growth. Sell more stuff. Attract more hits to the web site, by whatever means necessary. Get a raise. Increase quarterly profits. Recruit crowds of new people to the club, the party, the religion. Expand the empire. Become famous.

But are wealth and celebrity and sheer numbers the ultimate sources of meaning in life? Maybe not. It's OK --- more than OK! --- to live modestly. It's noble to do good through quiet, invisible acts. It's decent to listen, and think, and read, and learn.

Eagles make up an infinitesimal fraction of all the mass in the biosphere. Yet they fly high and see far ...

(see also CelebrityHistory (8 May 1999), TheCancerIdeology (19 May 1999), RememberMe (21 May 1999), CelebrityImmunization (26 Mar 2000), FoamOnTheOcean (23 Jul 2000), PyramidPeaking (26 Aug 2000), Cardinal Newman (4 Oct 2001), ...)

TopicPhilosophy - TopicLife - 2004-11-23

Comment 24 Nov 2004^ at 02:43Z

Great point Mark! -- Darren Neimke

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