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Back to basics

From the August 2, 2004 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

A lot of us belong to what has loosely been called the "me generation"—identified by a tendency toward self–absorption and a concern to get ahead at almost any cost. There's certainly nothing wrong with wanting to succeed at a worthy endeavor, but it didn't take me long to learn that the desire for mere material possessions was robbing me of some of life's richest rewards, including opportunities to be helpful to others.