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COMMENTARY · 14th October 2011
Bill Braam
There is a lot of uncertainty in the world today and canadians are not isolated from it. Some of us blame the rich for taking too much and not paying their fair share of taxes. Some of us blame the poorer for not contributing to their own wellbeing and excpecting handouts.

There is the conspiracy theory that the middle class is being eliminated. Conspiracies abound and the Youtube or Facebook sites allow anyone to conjure up their own, whether fantasy or reality.

The global economy is changing our finances whether we like it or not. China and India 's citizens want to live the 'American dream' as much as we do and while their lot in life gets better ours has to go down to accommodate it.

So where does that leave us? Each one of us here has to honestly look at our own situation and honestly determine if we are asking too much or too little. What do we really need, how much do we really need to possess?

A wise person 2000 years ago suggested we ' give up all that we have and follow Him' and He offered just one major commandment, 'Love your neighbor as yourself' . These suggestions can be taken many ways, one being very good logic: If we constantly look out for the other person around us we spend less time worrying about our own wellbeing then no amount of finance can give us that sense of contentment.