Posted by: Frank | March 14, 2009

Just So I Remember

I am finding lots of great articles today from the New York Times in my reading list. There are some comments in this interview with Greg Brenneman, chairman of CCMP Capital, that I want to keep in mind:

I think it’s important to talk to people about how we’re in a fundamentally different world. Ask the question, “If compensation isn’t going to be the same for a while, where do you get your fulfillment in life?” Certainly, work is a big piece of that and work is rewarding well beyond compensation. But faith, family, friends and hobbies create real balance

We’ve gotten so used to every generation doing better economically than their parents. Are our kids going to do better than we’ve done? I hope so, but I’m not sure. So it seems like we ought to tell them that socioeconomic wealth is not the only, or even the most important, metric of personal happiness.


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