Back in the early 1900’s, a young man asked Will Rodgers how does one get rich? There are two different answers that have become folklore;
Buying real estate is the best investment in the world. Just buy land because they don’t make it anymore.
The other response is also real estate related
Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.
Regardless of which response, Wil Rodgers is credited for both. And both these real estate answers can apply in 2020 as they did back in the early 1900’s.
This morning while I was riding my bike, on this snowy April morning. I came upon a few nurses in their blue garbs, waiting for the 77 bus to take them to Havard Square train station, and finally to their ultimate destination of Mass General Hospital.
As the nurses were huddled together on this cold April morning, I realized how much our country has advanced since Will Rogers’s days.Today we are able to do so many things with technology. We have medical achievement’s that are nothing less than dreams come true from 1900’s. We probe the brain to remove cancer and conduct heart transplants. Yet now, we have been brought to our knees by a microscopic enemy that unmasks our technology arrogance and makes us cry for mercy,
As I was circling my bike back heading towards my home, I witnessed the same nurses boarding the 77 bus. It occurred to me, as we continue to physically distance ourselves from one another: If Will Rogers were alive today, and a young man asked him, how does one get rich? I would like to think his answer would reflect our day and age, perhaps;
True richness is not distancing ourselves from each other, but uniting each other by showing mercy and compassion.
As I was putting my bike way, I realized these MGH nurses truly understand the true meaning on how to obtain richness in one’s life.