Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A life well lived -

What does a life well lived look like? Going back to Hitchen's question below, this one is on my list of the only questions worth asking and only conversations worth having. For my generation, through advertising, and other media, schooling, etc., it's always been about what you could accumulate. Even those who have little of nothing in the States measure their worth by what they have in relation to their neighbors. (David Brooks wrote about this, see the sidebar for the Brooks piece). We joke about it - How do you define rich? Earning a little more than your wife's sister's husband - And as bumper stickers will attest, many embrace it, "He who dies with the most toys wins!" - But, they don't. And we live in a world where there's not much space to have the conversation.

Nigel Marsh, author of Fat, Forty, and Fired (link to order Nigel's book is below) gave a wonderful talk about this at TED Australia (Thanks to Rolf Potts @ Vagablogging.net, for the link).

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