Goals Worth Pursuing

Wayne's World

If there was ever a doubt that capitalism has transformed China, consider the story picked up by the British Daily Telegraph from Shenzten TV in the province of Guangdon in June 2011.  A seventeen-year-old Chinese boy, identified only by the name Zheng, suffered complications from surgery.  His medical difficulties compelled him to confess that he had sold one of kidneys for an amount of money that would allow him to purchase a new iPad 2.  More than the question of how far anyone should be willing to go in order to fulfill a goal is the question of what goal is most worth pursuing.  No doubt there are times when people would do well to put themselves at physical risk for a noble cause.  It is doubtful, however, that acquiring a small computer would be counted as one.


Words to Live By

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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