Monday, December 04, 2006

The Gift of Legacy...

Al Gore's eco-stump speech these days concludes with the following bit...

"The Scottish mountain climber W. H. Murray wrote: 'Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative ... there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too.'"

It's a good bit. I like its "all in" approach. Are you capable of starting or at least contributing to something that your children's children will notice as an improvement in their lives? When people say they've taken on a cause, what they really mean is that they are investing in an effect.

I wonder, could W.H. Murray be related to Bill?


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