Monday, June 26, 2006

Better to Give than Receive

Wow! First Bill Gates announces he is stepping down from Microsoft Corp to concentrate on his charity foundation. Then days later, Warren Buffett announces he is "GIVING" up to 37BILLION dollars in gifts. A portion will go directly to the Gates Foundation. Apparently Gates and Buffett have been good friends since they first met in1991.

Me thinks it's time to start a charity!

Webster's definition of charity: 1. Christian love for God and man. 2. act or feeling of generosity. 3. The giving of aid to the poor.

It does my heart good to see wealthy men like these realize the importance of" giving back" to society. They know that they have in their hands the ability and resources to make a difference in the world, and that there are more important things than just working to get wealthy.
Hopefully, this will cause all of us to be a little more giving and a little less acquiring.

2 Comments:

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Yah, you've got a blog!!!!!!!!!!

You should've told me you started one right away. I would've hopped over here and put a comment on the very first post :-)))!!

And in regards to this post. I was impressed in doing history with my son this year to learn that Rockefeller and another big oil or car guy gave a ton of their money away after earning it. They made a huge difference in a lot of people's lives because of it. Very cool!!

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Ron said...

LMC

Thank You for all your encouragment! Your quite a trooper yourself;)

Not to take away the significance of what these two have done, but
I'm sure that there are others who have giving "GOBBS" of money that we don't hear about.
I'm more impressed by people who have learned to control there money instead of there money controlling them. Rockefeller for one.

 

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