What if someone gave you a billion dollars?
What would you do?
Give some to charity?
Buy an island?
I was just curious.
Personally, I would do what I could to
Change the world we live in now.
Think about it…
You have a billion dollars, that’s more than
Enough resources to make you happy.
But if you’re happy and people around you
Are still sad, broke, and uneducated
What use is all that money?
Like Kanye West says:
“No one man should have all that power”
And with good reason.
You see this everywhere, people with
Money and power abuse it all the time or
Simply use it improperly to keep other people
There are very few that actually understand
How a true legacy can be created not by
Placing your name on buildings, but in
Ensuring that long after death, your name
Lives on the tongues and stays on the minds
Of both strangers and friends alike.
Life is much more than complicated than
Simply making money and staying healthy
And recently, I’ve found that truth to be
Evident in my personal life as well as the
Lives of a few close friends.
You see, the thing is that I have
Rich friends and I have poor ones as well.
There’s not much of a difference between
The two, but I have to say that for the most
Part that my rich friends happen to be the
Kindest and most generous people I know.
It’s not because they are trying to show off
But it’s because they are people that I’ve
Selected to be in my life because they understand
The value of not only having money, but also the
Potential effect they can have on the world.
We’re all offered like what?
Maybe 100 years? (138 years if you’re me ;-))
But I mean this planet has been in existence
For something like 4.7 billion years.
Imagine having an impact on the planet that
Lasted even a quarter of that amount of time…
I personally believe that we are headed into
An age of selflessness and it’s going to be
One hell of a collaborative effort from everyone
That is going to catapult us all to realize that
We’re not just in it for ourselves.
This planet has the potential to be a beacon
To everyone that visits (if there really is anyone)
That shows what happens when people drop the
Ego and realize that we are all a part of something
Much, much bigger.
I encourage you today to think less about what
You can get and what you can have and think
More about what you can give to your friends
Your neighborhood and this planet.
We all know that it is better to give than to receive
But it’s not always as apparent if you’re always
Trying to figure out what the world owes you.
Jerry “Give>Receive” Washington
P.S. I felt that might have been a bit sappy
But you know what broseph, it’s my blog so
I can say what I want, but I do believe that
You think the same way and that’s why I
Started the private Facebook group
Project SELFFY. Join the conversation to
Discover how you can live forever in the
Hearts and minds of others. Talk soon…