June 7, 2021 - Priorities

A New York magazine talked about these young and bright Masters-of-the-Universe types, men and woman fresh from America’s most elite business schools (Harvard MBAs and the like) who go right from the classroom to high paying jobs on Wall Street.


What did it say about them?


It said that if they are not outright miserable, they were über-empty inside. In other words, making it to the top, and right away, too, wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be.


Imagine that!


“Twenty years from now,” one of these young Turks mused, even painfully, “is anyone going to care about the extra percentage point in stock profit that I made last month?”


Really, who is going to care? Or even know? And, in the scheme of things, what does it really matter—even if it were a whole two extra percentage points?


Sure, there are things in life that we need to do, daily things that, in and of themselves, in the big picture, can seem trivial, meaningless, even if they matter now. After all, taking out the garbage might not exactly be epochal, but it, still, needs to be done.


But what about where our priorities really lay?


“For where your treasure is,” said Jesus, “there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:2). In other words, might there be some need for changes, for adjustments, for a shifting of your priorities? Might there be some aspect of your life that, however much it consumes you now, does so at the expense of what is much more valuable, and enduring?


Maybe, maybe not? But no matter where we are in our life, it’s certainly worth thinking about, just as that Wall Street wunderkind, sitting (supposedly) at the top of the world, wondered about what he was doing there and, ultimately, what difference did it really make?

Recent Posts

See All

June 14, 2021 - Irrational Faith

“Lawrence Krauss, my colleague, we did a film together called ‘The Unbelievers.’ And he has written a book called A Universe From Nothing. And he produces a physical theory, mathematically worked out,

May 24, 2021 - Murakami’s Lament

Japanese author Haruki Murakami put in the mind of a character the following thought: “I stare at this ceaseless, rushing crowd and imagine a time a hundred years from now. In a hundred years everybo

May 17, 2021 - Nonsense

In the Michigan Quarterly Review (Vol. L. No. 1, Winter 2011), Miah Arnold wrote an article, “You Owe Me,” about being a teacher of poetry and prose to dying children at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Cente

COMING SOON

TO LLBN

CALL CENTER

MAILING ADDRESS

Services Available: 

7 Days A Week

5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. PT

PO Box 550

Loma Linda, CA 92354

 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES*

Walk-In Donations

 

MAIN STUDIO ADDRESS

11201 California Street, Suite F

Redlands, CA 92373

*Use this address for shipping

 

11327 Main Street

Loma Linda, CA 92354

TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER

LOCAL PHONE NUMBER

  • youtube_icon.png
  • Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page
  • Pinterest Classic
  • LinkedIn Classic
  • _Instagram.jpg

All Donations Are Tax Deductible

Non-Profit 501c3

 

© 2013-2021 LLBN TV. All Rights Reserved.