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Noel Oco

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What would you do to make a difference if you were a multi-millionaire right now?

If you had a lot of financial resources to tap on, how would you spend or invest your millions to make a positive change in the world that will leave a lasting legacy of hope for others?

This is a good exercise even if you are not financially rich yet to keep you motivated to reach your goals in life.


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  • Nov 5 2012: Hi Noel

    I used to ask people a rather philosophical question:
    "Would you like to have a rose of to be with a rose" (this mainly to women)
    "Would you like to have a billion or to be a billionaire?" (this mainly to men)

    their answers varied and they let to different approach to the mindset.
    you may have noticed that it is about TO BE and TO HAVE version.
    now your question is about TO DO.
    so we have this thriology. TO BE; TO DO, TO HAVE. ... most people approaches to this: TO HAVE, TO DO, TO BE

    to answer to your main question, I would say
    First I have TO BE so I will be able TO DO and so the world will be able TO HAVE a lasting legacy of hope.

    well, I think I would invest in youth. get some kid-soldiers back to school... that's one if my concerns.
    because we all want better world for our children, but only few of us want better children for our world.

    did I answer to your question?
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      Nov 6 2012: Thank you for your insight Edwin. It is true that one has to BE then Do in order to HAVE in reaching any goals in life. Bringing kid-soldiers back to school is important to help make this world a better place. Go for your goals Edwin and start the first step on how you can help kid-soldiers back to school.
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      Nov 6 2012: Here is an article about Theresa Betancourt's path-breaking work with former child-soldiers: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/magazine/fall-2011/child-soldiers-betancourt.html
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        Nov 6 2012: Thanks Fritzie for the article. Is helping kid-soldier get back to school you would do to make a difference if you were a multi-millionaire right now?
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          Nov 6 2012: I would think carefully and consider the options for how I could make the most impact in the areas I care about. Some of the areas I care about don't budge for reasons not so much related to money, so it isn't only about which issues a person cares about.

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