Investing in generational wealth!

When thinking about investing decisions, I have long been inspired by the Egyptians who decided to build the pyramids.

These were people  who had a vision so grand, they knew that only their grandchildren would be there to enjoy the fruits of that vision. As Charles Handy so eloquently writes: “Set your sights on immortality, or as close to it as you can get, and most of the ethical dilemmas sort themselves out. Today the skyscrapers of business tower over the old cathedrals. We must hope that those who build the enterprises within them are cathedral builders in their turn, for if they fail us then we all fail.”

Building true wealth has really nothing to do with money but everything to do with relationships. Having loving, lively, healthy relationships within family is true wealth.  Gods pipeline for blessing is the family unit.

“Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.” (Genesis 18:18,19)

Therefore, our first priority in investing decisions must be to build generational wealth. Am I thinking about my children’s children?

It is interesting that the influential economist, whose policies still influence us today, John Maynard Keynes, was not a family man. He was openly homosexual and had no mind for the family unit. Once, when asked about the long-term effect of his tax-and-spend infllationary policies, he replied “In the long term we are all dead!”  This is existential thinking which centers around personal gratification and has no room for long-term investing in the future of our children’s children.

I also see a connection between rise in abortion and in debt fuelled spending. Neglect of children, coupled with a willingness to kill them, coupled with the burdening of them with future debt  for the sake of immediate consumption cause both abortion and debt fuelled crisis.

Fortunately, as  Christian, I know we will live in eternity. I want my investments to count for eternity, to begin with my children’s children. That’s what I am working on!

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