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When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening,

you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.

Alanis Obomsawin

 

It’s not too late.

There are still plenty of beautiful trees, vibrant fish, and clean unpolluted rivers everywhere in the world, but civilization as a whole is in trouble. We have a consumptive greed for progress that is leading us ever more closer towards bitter unhappiness. It is leading us closer toward completing our civilization of death.

We obsess and are far too greedy for the wrong type of wealth. We want and crave money, which at any give moment, like the famous stock market crash of 1929 showed, can become valueless overnight. We absolutely love our money, but strangely we don’t think twice or treasure time. If we did, it would be so hard to be healthy and spend more time in nature, but we take on costs our bodies, minds, and souls pay for dearly.

When is the last time you noticed the coming of spring by examining the budding of a tree instead of following the latest forecast on the Weather Network? When was the last time you invest your time with people, instead of things that lead to higher profit?

You dream of retirement and a time to be human, when so many people die before they can retire and forget that they are already human.

I hope you realize that money is printed each and every single day. Lots of it. Every part of the world, prints more and more money to keep up with the consumptive demand. They make truckloads and truckloads of it, but nobody, anywhere, is printing any more time.

You get what you get and you’ll do what you’ll do, and that is that.

Think twice before you work yourself to death. Before you eat yourself to death. Before you gossip and pollute the waters you are swimming in. There is simply a better way to live and conduct ourselves. A much better way to live.

There doesn’t have to be a last tree, and the last fish, and a polluted river. The air doesn’t have to be sickening. It is not too late for you to be wealthy.

But don’t waste any more time.

Look for wealth where it counts.

Find it and nurture it.