Truly inspiring…

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 06.29.2009 (5:00 am) | Write a Comment  (2 Comments)

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Sunday night, I had planned another post for today, but after seeing a report by 60 minutes about entrepreneur Greg Carr, I felt like I had to write about it. You see, I hear all too often about how some people think wealth is evil and leads to bad things. I feel like seeing a report like this can be a true inspiration. Why am I even talking about this? I have to admit it does not relate to investing. Or does it? A good investment, solid financial discpline can help us not only to have a great life filled with fulfilled dreams but also enables us to make a difference in the world. Not to get recognition but to make the world a better place. And apart from being happy and taking care of our family and friends, is there any better way to live? Every so often, I like to see, hear or read about a story like this one, where one person makes a difference in the world. I do not lack motivation or inspiration but there is no doubt that seeing stories like this gives me extra motivation.

It might not be possible for us to make a difference to the same degree that Greg Carr is able to make. But even helping out by donating time or money can make life out there just a little bit better. And isn’t that what life is really about? I certainly hope that one day I will be able to increase my contribution to the world. There are of course no bad ways to do that. So many good causes, so many ideas and so many problems to be resolved. There are so many good examples to follow and thankfully many of them have been getting good press, not for their egos, but because it inspires people like you and I to do more, and that might lead to something even bigger…

I don’t think there is much to add to this video, let’s keep investing and hopefully make good enough returns to make a difference in the world.. and thanks to 60 minutes for brining such an inspirational story…

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  1. Comment by Sophie — June 29, 2009 @ 10:35 am

    WOW!! This is an inspiring project. Not only Mr. Carr is restoring a great park and saving animals, but he is helping people to get out of poverty, by giving them infrastructures (schools, hospitals) and ways to improve their food/water production. Thank you for your vision and your work Mr. Carr. Bravo!

  2. Comment by François — June 29, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    Are we going to pursue our dreams in helping the world’s neediest people or are we going to pursue our dreams for our own economic futures? Can we do both? It’s an hard question for some. But for Mr. Carr, he found a way to give something back to a world that had been generous and kind to him. We can sense that he’s passionate and enthusiastic with the project, he’s living his dream. That’s fabulous.

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