Monday, August 15, 2005

Non-Material Resources Required for Life-Fulfillment

Consider these non-material resources, and how together they give you what you need to live a fulfilling life:

• a sense of purpose
• a vision of opportunity
• a sense of the mainstream of work and life
• a strong family ethic
• a sense of community
• the capacity to engage with diverse groups
• an ethic of benevolence
• a work ethic
• a sense of discipline
• the capacity to focus and concentrate one's efforts
• the capacity to resist the lure of hedonism
• the capacity for self-education
• a thirst for knowledge
• an appreciation for quality
• self-esteem

--by Robert William Fogel (1926-), Nobel laureate, Economics

In, The Fourth Great Awakening and The Future Of Egalitarianism, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2000

For a review of the book, click this blog-entry’s title.

Additions to the list welcomed: non-material resources.

2 Comments:

At 1/14/2013 6:11 PM, Blogger Brian Shepherd said...

How about, "The will to achieve these non-material resources" to live a fulfilling life"

 
At 1/14/2013 7:36 PM, Blogger Anthony Sebastian said...

Brian: Interesting comment. Will add to addendum list. Should include, also, ability to remember the list.

 

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