Category Archives: Selfishness

Moments of euphoric forgetfulness

Robert Franks, author of the best seller Luxury Fever: Why Money Fails to Satisfy in an Era of Excess, claims that what we sometimes call ‘retail therapy’ doesn’t work. Decades of rapidly increasing affluence and the ‘shop til you drop’ … Continue reading

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Signs of a sick spirit

There’s an old Jewish story about two shopkeepers who were bitter rivals and would spend each day keeping track of each other’s business. If one got a customer, he’d smile in triumph at his rival. If the other got the … Continue reading

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Ingratitude

Many years ago, as the story is told, a devout king was disturbed by the ingratitude of his royal court. He prepared a large banquet for them. When all were seated, by prearrangement, a beggar shuffled into the hall, sat … Continue reading

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