Thursday, January 27, 2011
How Much Is Enough?
One we watched recently featured a CEO who lived in a huge mansion, had a closet full of clothes bigger than the room I lived in in college, flew in a private jet, and was "considering buying a private country club," the inference being so he could play golf more easily. He went undercover and was reduced to tears to many times I wished I'd had the Kleenex concession. Every time I heard a story about how one of the people he was working with was struggling to make ends meet, all I could think of was "And you're buying a country club!"
This brings up the question: How much is enough? At what point do we use what we've accumulated to bless others? I've tried to write my answer to that half a dozen times, and each time I've quit because it sounded simplistic or saccharine or holier-than-thou. So I guess you'll have to answer it for yourself...just as I am doing.