- What is 21st Century Wealth?
- How should wealth be measured today?
- What’s the role of knowledge in 21st century wealth?
The evening was best summed-up by this story offered by a gentlemen at the closing group discussion:
I work at a nursing home. At nursing homes, it is not uncommon for the male residents to get dressed in the morning, and attempt to leave the premises, as if they are going to work. They insist that they must get to their jobs. Now, these men were retired, some for decades, before entering the nursing home, so they are not doing this as a force of habit. Nor is it about the need for a paycheck. Rather, these men want to go to work because of their need for self worth, identity, and dignity.
I've previously explored the need to clearly define values through story, in the essay, The Trouble with Values, accessible here.