Monday, December 13, 2010

Something to live by...

"Both of us were fortunate to grow up with parents
who taught us some tremendously important values.
Work hard. Show respect. Have a sense of humor.
And if life happens to bless you with talent or treasure,
you have a responsibility to use those gifts as well
and as wisely as you possibly can."
-Bill and Melinda Gates

6 comments:

Kristen said...

easy to say when you're sittin on top of a couple billion...

anne.elizabeth said...

To quote the article I found it from "Words to live by, even if life hasn't blessed you with billions."

I tend to agree with him.

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/12/filthy_faithfully_rich.html

Mawa said...

The test of a true Christian (or any practitioner of any value based living) - whether or not you share what you are blessed with, be it large or small!!! My experience has shown me the rich guys many times have a harder time sharing than we poorer ones... AND 'really' - good for the Gates' - they are doing great good in the world...

Hey Anne - why don't you go to work for them??

Mawa said...

oh and - a couple billion - try $54 billion.....

Kristen said...

i was just estimating. :)

anne.elizabeth said...

I talked to your friend once who worked for them. maybe I should...