The greatest possessions a human being may ever have are those for which we pay no money. They are not the only possessions worth having: it is good to have a safe and warm home, it is healthier and we live longer because of it; it is pleasurable to have the ability to move around on a horse or in a car and see more of the world. But it is those things that define our individual characters that make the most difference.
This is obvious since we make decisions and those decisions impact upon all other life, the factors involved in making those decisions must be paramount. Mercy mist always be more important than profit, honour must always be more important than buying out a competitor, empathising must always be more important than the exchange rate.
So why aren’t they? Why when so many people want the possessions that come without money, when so many people want to see people express those characteristics that have nothing to do with finances, don’t we propel those qualities to the forefront of all we do?
Because these are not the qualities of money-making. Because for all the talk what we really want is to get by in the system and the system is against characteristics that limit income. Because we sold those characteristics in the market place, and today they are little more than words.
We strive to possess and find we are the possession.