It’s the Truth. And other Truths

It’s the truth.
On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:
1. The best doctors should carry his coffin;
2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery and
3. His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see.
One of his generals who was suprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain.
Here is what Alexander the Great had to say: 1. I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demostrate that, in the face of death even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal
2. I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth
3. I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come into this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted and that is TIME.
TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time.
When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back.
Our time is our life.
May God grant you plenty of TIME and may you have the wisdom to give it away so that you can
LIVE & LOVE in peace
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.” – Cicero, 42 B.C.

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One thought on “It’s the Truth. And other Truths

  1. POKEY

    There is no greater ignorance advanced by

    man than this statement: “We do not talk

    about religion, politics, or money!”

    No wonder Plato warned us; “he who has no

    interest in politics is condemned to be ruled

    by inferiors!”

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