Making money or making a difference - are they opposed?
We have begun today asking people to email their response (in no more than 25 words) to this question (send to firstname.lastname@example.org and forward the request, if you are willing to do so, to other people in your address book). All responses received will be posted here.
The first responses received have been:
- Making money is not as great an issue as using effectively the money you have, for the benefit of those who have little.
- Having money-making as an ultimate aim is, by definition, self-centred (even if that ‘self’ is an organisation or community). Making a difference requires selflessness.
- Money made can be put to good use to make a difference. Many millionaires donate to charity and sponsor events that make a difference.