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To: hc87
Well I think she does both and is proud of the later. One of her projects in Africa is building schools to educate poor girls.

Well that's good. You know, with super rich people, there's always the chance that they are doing an immense number of things that no one knows about. But anyway, the choice is hers and I hope she will be more satisfied with her social projects than her expensive objects, all of which will remain here after she kicks the bucket.

Just recently I was reminded of Mr. Clark, the famous reforming NYC principal who Lou Gosset Jr. portrayed in the Movie "Stand By Me". I saw the real Mr. Clark speak at my University about 10 years ago, excellent speaker. During his speech he said:

"What we do for ourselves goes to the grave with us, what we do for others lives on in perpetuity. It is better to give than to receive."

I think we'd all do well to keep that point in mind as we chase after the things we want (or think we want) in life.
44 posted on 04/11/2006 8:16:01 PM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: starbase

That was Morgan Freeman, not Lou Gossett and the movie was 'Lean On Me'. Lou Gossett was in 'The Principal', but he only played a security guard. Jim Belushi was the actual principal in that one. :)

'Stand By Me' was based on a Steven King short story about a bunch of kids that go see a dead body and 'find themselves' along the way. Good movie with a great cast, but other than the similar title, nothing to do with the others.


71 posted on 04/11/2006 8:39:45 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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