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Lottery Winners

I don’t think it is an overstatement that the ‘National Enquirer’ magazine specialises in nonsense articles.  One article told of a 56-year-old German man who had played the lottery for twenty-five years, then dropped dead when his sister announced that she had lost his winning $1.5 million ticket. … Read the rest

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Motive – Profit or Love

Profits are important for business to survive.  If we go broke we can’t help our kids or the poor very much in terms of even basic physical needs.  But as a motive, profit is disastrous.  When making profits is more important than making friends, even with our own kids, then disaster is around the corner. … Read the rest

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Living Luxuriously Ever After

‘If you’re not concerned – nobody else will be,’ states an article in New Woman entitled ‘Money Matters’. It says, ‘Whether or not there is a rich man (or woman) waiting in the wings, you should always have your own money, bank account and future.’  It reshapes the fairy-story line saying, ‘Then the beautiful young girl married a handsome tycoon and they lived luxuriously ever after.’

We live in an age where the necessities of love and social responsibility are a poor second to the insatiable desire for luxury and excess. … Read the rest

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Good Living

The Sydney Morning Herald featured an article by Simon Kent in ‘Good Living’ (May 31, 1988) on the subject of posh hotels.  The key quote was, ‘money doesn’t make you happy, it makes you ecstatic, especially when you can check into the best hotels and be treated like royalty.’

There are celebration moments when a night on the town or a hotel weekend may be appropriate, but in general the article misses the very meaning of life itself. … Read the rest

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