Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness

“…one of the truly inspiring documents of human history: the US Declaration of Independence. There, in the second sentence, is perhaps the most famous statement on human rights ever made:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

…I want to draw attention to the very last word, Happiness. I want to draw attention to this word because I believe we have lost sight of the nobility of its aspiration: to unite the purpose of nations with the hopes of people. I believe that this unity of purpose is breaking down. Much of modern life is based upon a false logic, a logic that assumes that happiness and well-being come from financial prosperity. Thus most politicians – most of our mainstream media – appear to assume that the main goal of government is to ensure the economy is forever moving forward. It is almost as if the American founding fathers had declared that our inalienable rights were Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Economic Growth.

There are two main reason why this assumption is wrong.

First, once basic material needs have been met, there is very little evidence that pursuing financial prosperity generates much extra happiness for individuals or for nations.

Second, by blindly pursuing economic growth, we are creating a whole set of social and environmental issues that will undermine the potential happiness and well-being of future generations.

It is time to wake up and imagine a different future. A future where nations and people can again share a common purpose: nurturing well-being.”1

At WMBC we believe in the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence; we believe not only in the pursuit of Happiness but also in the enjoyment of it. We recognize that you worked hard for your wealth with hopes of enjoying the life you’ve always imagined. Therefore, we have developed a Human Wealth™ planning that puts your happiness at the center. Through the creation of your Wealthbeing plan you can rest assured that your resources, both financial and personal, are being allocated in a way that genuinely supports your well-being; in turn allowing you to focus on the things that really matter: living happy, fulfilling lives.

Happy Independence Day!

News | July 4, 2018 | WMBC

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