Beach Walk 125 – Money, Money, Money

Money undergoes a “sea change” and I am back at the beach in Hawaii.

h3. About Today’s Show

First, I am so glad to be back home. While traveling yesterday though, I read an interview in Fortune with Warren Buffet, who is giving away 85% of his wealth. Meanwhile, in Vanity Fair, the millionaires are upset over how the billionaires are driving up the cost of housing. It seems in most places, including my own town here in Hawaii, that adults kids cannot afford a home in the neighborhoods where they grew up. I don’t like this, and would like to see a more equitable distribution of wealth. What about you?

If CEO’s do better when incentivized with more money, wouldn’t that concept apply at all levels of the org chart? If 85% of Americans support an increase in the minimum wage, why doesn’t congress (“our representatives”) pass one? They find time to give themselves a raise every year. What do you think?

Hawaiian words
Kālā: money

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  1. I think people get confused and think money will allow them to find love and a feelings of security. Instead they end up becoming workalcoholics chasing a feeling and as a result they can never get enough. Its an addiction just like anything else.

    I used to have addictions. Until I worked in a inner city neighborhood. Through caring and loving other people who were in need, I found I didn’t have those cravings anymore. Money doesn’t give me security….community does.

    I think Angelina Jolie models how this kind of inner peace can be found by caring for others.

  2. Caring for others can definitely be a curative…but for some, also a crutch. I’ve got loads of experience putting others first, at times exhausting myself unnecessarily.

    What I love is figuring out what works “for me, for now” instead of all of us having to fit in to some prescribed box of right behavior. The willingness people have to speak their truths about what works and what doesn’t, one person at a time, i find very envigorating.

  3. Hey, Rox, you inspired me to get my own place close to the beach (in Half Moon Bay, about half a mile from the Ritz Carlton). I love your videoblog! Keep on sharing that great lifestyle with us!

  4. Hi,Rox.I am claudia and i need more informacion about all your beutiful life and wish Robert’s write me but please your can do it in Spanish? My english is realy bad,i know. Please don’t for give me.