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There are people with billions of material wealth but yet others die everyday from starvation. Others don't even have clean drinking water. 

 

Why can't we all just agree that we want to make this earth a better place? Instead we seem to be hoarding all the wealth for ourselves, polluting the atmosphere, killing off others, etc.... 

 

When will all the madness end? 

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There isn’t really a ‘when’ of meditation. 

https://www.charitywater.org/about

https://water.org

https://cleanwaterfund.org/

 

Some ‘personal’ favorites…☺️

 

https://www.nokidhungry.org/ 

This one I donate monthly too. 

 

https://www.communityservicesproject.org/kroger/

This one weekly. 

 

https://www.goodwill.org/

This one every three months. 

 

https://wish.org/ 

This one I raised $2,500 for by riding a bike 300 miles in 3 days & putting a post on Facebook. A girl somewhere named  Cyara went to Disney World. 

 

FIrst ‘big check’ I ever got, paid off my parents mortgage and bought em a Jeep. I’ve always wanted to buy a Jeep. One where the top and all the doors come off. Those are so sweet. 

 

Donated a cabin getaway weekend a month or so ago at a fundraiser for a friend of a friend with cancer. Not sure how much was raised on that as I wasn’t able to go due to covid in the household. 🫤 But it would’ve otherwise been $960 income. 

 

Once there was this young couple, just walkin down the road in winter with no jackets. Parked, asked em ‘what gives’ essentially. Very depressing story I won’t share here. Gave em enough for dinner and a hotel room for a few days, and some phone numbers. 

 

Once came across a guy having a nervous breakdown at a store he was working at because his car died and he couldn’t afford to get another one, so he was ‘forced’ to quit his job. Or at least that was what he was telling his boss when I was walking by. So I gave him my car.

 

I also have a program in which I’ve mentored 3 people (so far, 2 more in the works now) who’ve become millionaires, who also contribute to charities. That one (program) is very regional though. 

 

Hard to say how much has been donated from gigs & sessions. Tens of thousands though. 

 

Once, on weekend after a Fri night gig, a thirteen year old who went asked me about ‘talent’. I talked about inspiration, music, perseverance and goodness, and gave him my guitar & amp. 

 

I’d pick one that ‘lights you up’ & start there. 

Maybe this’ll spark some ideas. 🤞🏻 

 

Endless possibilities really. 

All of this was on the dreamboard before it was experienced ‘in the flesh’. 

Just don’t go fallin for the there’s a great guy Phil story. 

 

Just gonna leave this here. 🥰

 

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2 hours ago, Phil said:

There isn’t really a ‘when’ of meditation. 

https://www.charitywater.org/about

https://water.org

https://cleanwaterfund.org/

 

Some ‘personal’ favorites…☺️

 

https://www.nokidhungry.org/ 

This one I donate monthly too. 

 

https://www.communityservicesproject.org/kroger/

This one weekly. 

 

https://www.goodwill.org/

This one every three months. 

 

https://wish.org/ 

This one I raised $2,500 for by riding a bike 300 miles in 3 days & putting a post on Facebook. A girl somewhere named  Cyara went to Disney World. 

 

FIrst ‘big check’ I ever got, paid off my parents mortgage and bought em a Jeep. I’ve always wanted to buy a Jeep. One where the top and all the doors come off. Those are so sweet. 

 

Donated a cabin getaway weekend a month or so ago at a fundraiser for a friend of a friend with cancer. Not sure how much was raised on that as I wasn’t able to go due to covid in the household. 🫤 But it would’ve otherwise been $960 income. 

 

Once there was this young couple, just walkin down the road in winter with no jackets. Parked, asked em ‘what gives’ essentially. Very depressing story I won’t share here. Gave em enough for dinner and a hotel room for a few days, and some phone numbers. 

 

Once came across a guy having a nervous breakdown at a store he was working at because his car died and he couldn’t afford to get another one, so he was ‘forced’ to quit his job. Or at least that was what he was telling his boss when I was walking by. So I gave him my car.

 

I also have a program in which I’ve mentored 3 people (so far, 2 more in the works now) who’ve become millionaires, who also contribute to charities. That one (program) is very regional though. 

 

Hard to say how much has been donated from gigs & sessions. Tens of thousands though. 

 

Once, on weekend after a Fri night gig, a thirteen year old who went asked me about ‘talent’. I talked about inspiration, music, perseverance and goodness, and gave him my guitar & amp. 

 

I’d pick one that ‘lights you up’ & start there. 

Maybe this’ll spark some ideas. 🤞🏻 

 

Endless possibilities really. 

All of this was on the dreamboard before it was experienced ‘in the flesh’. 

Just don’t go fallin for the there’s a great guy Phil story. 

 

Just gonna leave this here. 🥰

 

 

Wow, Phil you are such a great guy 😉 

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10 hours ago, Eternal said:

There are people with billions of material wealth but yet others die everyday from starvation. Others don't even have clean drinking water.  

Why can't we all just agree that we want to make this earth a better place? Instead we seem to be hoarding all the wealth for ourselves, polluting the atmosphere, killing off others, etc.... 

When will all the madness end? 

 

The conventional answer is for countries to first solve conflicts & wars, which are often a cause of famine because the farmers can't work, harvest and distribute their crops. Then when peace is established, if you don't have much natural resources to exploit like oil, then develop the economy, educate and industrialise, join the global markets and basically become capitalists like us.  When we think of recent history, there have been far eastern countries which have progressed this way since WW2 like Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, China, India, Taiwan etc.  Other places have been much slower to progress such as some sub-saharan African countries. What's the difference which allowed the far east to develop and others to lag behind? We can't really blame imperialism  because both areas have experienced that. 

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