“While money can buy neither mind nor heart nor soul; it can inspire, it can furnish new opportunities; it can hearten the sorrowing; it can strengthen the weak; it can give new starts in life to those fallen by the wayside; it can give new impulses, new glad hours of fresh hope and the sunrise of new purpose to the struggling, the sad and the suffering.” ~ William George Jordan
The opportunity for prosperity and success is central to the American ethos. Money, a symbol of the American dream, serves as a tool to leverage that opportunity. When the symbol is confused for the thing itself, however, the pursuit of happiness becomes a treadmill upon which lives are wasted, hopes are dashed and suffering is prolonged.
The world is waking up to the freeing potential of money. Markets and countries that were long resistant or perhaps held hostage by the almighty dollar and the capitalistic framework in which it flows are beginning to experience its liberating and empowering qualities. Barriers to personal freedom tend to fall as personal incomes are allowed to rise. If you doubt this relationship, take a moment to find out about the lives of the “untouchables” in India.
The world is changing at a remarkable pace.