I have many goals both long and short term. Here’s the one goal that supersedes all of my goals. This is the one where when I die I hoped to have accomplished the most. That is, to have made the lives my future generations as easy as possible. I want businesses, property, money, hell even cars to be passed down the line. My grandchildren and great grandchildren should not have to worry about any of these things. All they need to do is figure out how they are going to maintain and grow the pot so to speak.
If everyone had this goal and really strove to meet it… I bet life would be grand! Although the tendency of greed and jealousy would enter the picture, but that’s where a strong foundation in family values and faith in God play a huge part.
Nowadays I just don’t see the value of family anymore. In just the short time I’ve been on earth I’ve noticed the rapid decline.. even in my own family. It’s all about me me me, mine mine mine… She has more or I gotta keep up with him. Why? We’re family it’s for all of us. Zoom out and look at the overall. How many of us can say that we grew up in the same house as our grandparents? Or even parents for that matter.
One of my French professors back in college can say this. Her family pretty much owns the entire neighborhood she lives in. Property that’s been in the family for generation after generation. It really was a great experience visiting her home and seeing my goal accomplished first hand by someone else.
Family support Family.
Certain Asian cultures have the right idea, even though they can be a bit extreme.
As for my family, I doubt I can fix what has been destroyed… I can definitely start anew and begin a firm foundation. Good soil, plant the seed, nurture, grow, maintain…. Repeat.