March 8, 2011

Khalil Gibran- Buying and Selling

This goes well with what I said about Corruption a few posts down.

To you the earth yields her fruit, and you shall not want if you but know how to fill your hands
It is in the exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied.
Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger.
And before you leave the market place, see that no one has gone his way with empty hands.
For the master spirit of the earth shall not sleep peacefully upon the wind till the needs of the least of you are satisfied.


  1. There is an old saying give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you ruin an important marketing opportunity.

  2. I have to agree with mac-and-me :(
    is this something about world poverty?