Gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.
Robert F. Kennedy Address, University of Kansas,
Lawrence, Kansas, March 18, 1968
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
On September 18, 2013 Brian was invited to attend an all day lecture from Deepak Chopra on the Soul of Leadership. He was speechless when he returned home that night. It was apparently an amazing speech and quite enlightening. Deepak autographed one of Brian's books and inscribed it, "All the answers exist inside of you." Brian's ego didn't exactly need that kind of existential boost.