What Things Matter to You?

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  • A piece of land is a thing a person could own. What really matters to me is the landscape amidst the space all around it. That cannot be owned or even held in the hand.
  • Money can buy me pleasurable things, even choices and safety. Yet, I can get a deeper sense of joy, freedom and security instead. That comes from the confidence that I can make the money I need under any circumstances. Even starting from nothing, as I have done it many times, whenever necessary. That’s what really matters. Not the money itself.
  • Relationships that matter to me are not things. If it takes things for me to have a relationship, then I have nothing that matters. Besides, people do depart and relationships do end regardless of our clinging. Indelible experiences persist without things.
  • I get an even richer experience from the most beautiful and valuable thing when I share it with as many people I can. I don’t need to own it. Like viewing or, better still, donating an artwork to an institution or some organization.
  • I can make the most memorable thing I possess matter to me even more. If I could give it to others who needed it for a vital purpose. Like memorabilia that can be of some practical use. If that thing really matters, it would always be in my memory, anyway. A digital image could also memorialize it in the cloud, readily retrievable and sharable at will.
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TAK POON

TAK POON

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TAK POON, MD, PharmD, ABIHM, FACC, U.S. Preventive Cardiologist, now developer of a nonprofit wellness blog and a lifestyle habit-forming app at metacardio.org