by Mark Sappenfield (Reblogged from CSMonitor.com)
“Don’t worry, Baba. I am going to be fine and victory will be ours.”
According to a Monitor report Thursday, these were the words spoken by 14-year-old peace activist Malala Yousafzai to her father shortly after she was shot in the head by Taliban extremists in Pakistan.
In truth, they were words spoken for the entire world… Read more
This is a great blog post from CSMonitor.com to counteract those temptations which say we don’t have enough, or that we will be happy when we have more…
To meet the housing shortage in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently suggested building thousands of compact (250-300 square feet) apartments. This proposition may lead people to ponder, “Could I be happy living in such a small space?” or perhaps, “How could anyone be happy living in such tight quarters in today’s world?” After all, where would everything fit?
At present, while many boomers are downsizing and dreading the loss of space in which to keep treasured collectibles, other segments of society are anxiously trying to upgrade their lifestyle. With retail ads blitzing us from all sides, we might wonder how much “stuff” is required for proof of success and a satisfying life. Can we ever possess enough?