Category Archives: Abundant life

Rampant consumerism – our year-round affliction

Many of us would agree with psychologist Patricia Dalton, who says that rampant consumerism, once confined to the holidays, has become a year-round affliction. She observes unhappy people trying to fill the emptiness of their lives by irresponsible spending and … Continue reading

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What makes wealth wealth?

John D. Rockerfeller at the age of fifty became the world’s first billionaire. But three years later he had a nervous breakdown. His body was racked with pain, he lost all the hair on his head, he couldn’t sleep, wouldn’t … Continue reading

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One prediction I do believe

Futurists are people who supposedly predict future trends, though we’ve usually forgotten what they said when the future arrives. However, some famous predictions have been recorded, like Thomas Watson, of IBM, who said, “I think there is a world market … Continue reading

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Ask somebody who has it

Back in the glory days of the American car industry Packard was the last company to get into advertising. It didn’t happen until the founder died because whenever he was asked to buy advertising for his cars, he would always … Continue reading

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Refer to the designer

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, one day came upon a man whose Model T Ford had broken down. It was clear the driver didn’t know what was wrong, so Henry asked if he could take a look. … Continue reading

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The real tragedy of life

Someone once said: ‘The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.’ Some of us live in the past, remembering previous times in life and wishing we had them … Continue reading

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Depression is a disease of the affluent

Professor Martin Seligman, one of America’s top psychologists, speaking about the epidemic of depression in our society, says it’s clearly not ecological because the Amish people, who live just outside his hometown of Philadelphia, drink the same water, breathe the … Continue reading

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