May each and every one of us be blessed with strength, patience, love, and peace today. May we lay aside useless striving for wealth or power. May we care for one another in a way that affirms humanity and creates connection. May we continue to learn and grow, as a society, toward maturity: that we recognize the destructiveness of “all for me and me against you”. May we grow to understand that care for each other carries a dividend for each of us. And in this way we will be truly powerful and wealthy.
These thoughts were inspired by Noam Chomsky’s “Requiem for the American Dream” on Netflix.