THEN said a rich man, Speak to us of Giving. And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow? And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the over-prudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city?
And what is fear of need but need itself? Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, the thirst that is unquenchable?
Can the lucky country keep riding on the lumpy stuff and the red stuff? Does Australia have the “Right Stuff“? This blog considered Australian export composition four years ago, and revisited this shortly after, raising questions around the sustainability of continuing to rely on the lumpy stuff and the red stuff. My next blog post will review what’s changed these last four years, and where I see Australia going in the next four years.
While I am realistic, I am, as always, eternally optimistic.
Two contrasting articles in the Canberra Times today highlight the stark contrast of retirement reality in Australia. It is not a case of the haves and the haves not. More likely, it is a case of the planners, and the plan not.